UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE MATH (ACAM)
ACCOUNTING  (ACCT)
ACADEMIC SKILLS ACSK)
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
ART (ARTC, ARTF, ARHS, ARST, ARTX)
BIOLOGY (BIOL)
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BUSA)
CAREER SERVICES  (CAPL)
CHEMISTRY (CHEM)
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS  (CIS)
COMMUNICATION (COMM)
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CSCI)
ECONOMICS (ECON)
EDUCATION - EARLY CHILDHOOD (EDEC)
EDUCATION - MIDDLE GRADES (4-8) (EDUC)
EDUCATION - READING (EDRG)
EDUCATION - SECONDARY (6-12) (EDUC)
EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION (P-12)  (EDSP)
EDUCATION - PROFESSIONAL (P-12) (EDEC)
ENGLISH (REGENTS' REMEDIATION) (ENGL)
ENGLISH (ENGL)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (LEARNING SUPPORT ENGLISH)(ENLA)
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES- NURSING (ESPN)
FRENCH (FREN)
GEOGRAPHY (GEOG)
GEOLOGY (GEOL)
HISTORY (HIST)
HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (HPER)
HUMANITIES (HUMA)
INTERNSHIP (INTP)
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (LEAD)
LIBRARY (LIBR)
LINGUISTICS (LING)
LEARNING SUPPORT TUTORING (LSPT)
LEARNING SUPPORT MATH (MATH)
LEARNING SUPPORT READING (READ)
MATHEMATICS (MATH)
MANAGEMENT  (MGNT)
MARKETING (MKTG)
MUSIC (MUSC)
NURSING (NURS)
HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE SERVICE COURSES (PEDS)
PHYSICS  (PHYS)
POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLS)
PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)
SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (SOSC)
SPANISH (SPAN)
THEATRE (THEA)
ORIENTATION (UNIV)
WOMEN’S STUDIES (WMST)

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE MATH

ACAM 0999. Intermediate Algebra.  A program of study to prepare students for MATH 1111. Enrollment is by placement on the Department of Mathematics placement test or by volunteering.  Course content includes selected intermediate algebra topics.  (3-0-3)

ACCOUNTING

ACCT 2101. Accounting Principles I (Financial). A study of the underlying theory and application of financial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 1111. (3-0-3)

ACCT 2102. Accounting Principles II (Managerial). A study of the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: ACCT 2101. (3-0-3)

ACCT 3250. Intermediate Accounting I. Accounting theory and practice related to preparation and presentation of corporate financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Emphasis on acquisition of assets and services. Prerequisite: ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102. (3-0-3)

ACCT 3260. Intermediate Accounting II. Continuation of ACT 3250 with emphasis on fixed assets, liabilities, stockholders’ equity, and investments. Prerequisite: ACCT 3250. (3-0-3)

ACCT 3270. Intermediate Accounting III. Continuation of ACCT 3260 with emphasis on special issues related to income measurement, asset and liability valuation, and recent developments in the accounting profession. Prerequisite: ACCT 3250. (3-0-3)

ACCT 3280. Cost Accounting. The basic theory and practice related to determination of cost of products and services provided by a business and providing accounting information to management. Prerequisite: ACCT 2102. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4210. Accounting Systems. Covers the theory and design of automated procedures of accumulation and reporting information with special emphasis on internal control. Prerequisite: ACCT 2102. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4230. Income Tax Accounting. An introduction to the income tax laws with emphasis on taxation of individuals. Prerequisite: ACCT 2102. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4240. Not-For-Profit Accounting. Accounting theory and practice related to non-business organizations; governments and other non-profit organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 3260 or ACCT 3270. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4250. Advanced Cost Accounting. The study of advanced cost accounting concepts to include comprehensive standard costing techniques, activity-based costing, advanced cost management, cost management in a just-in-time environment, responsibility accounting and measuring organizational performance. Prerequisite: ACCT 3280. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4280 Contemporary Issues In Accounting. Study of accounting history, accounting theory, accounting institutions and contemporary issues in accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 3260 or ACCT 3270. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4290. Internal Controls and Auditing. A study of systems of internal accounting control in organizations, their design and evaluation; and an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of auditing. Prerequisite: ACCT 3260 or ACCT 3270. (3-0-3)

ACCT 4390. Accounting Internship. Professional accounting experience obtained by employment with a public accounting firm, a business, or other organization while under the supervision of a partner, manager, or other office of the sponsoring organization. Prerequisites: Junior standing major with overall GPA of at least 3.00 and permission of the Dean.

ACADEMIC SKILLS

ACSK 1100. Academic Skills. An academic assistance course designed to help students develop and strengthen essential study skills necessary for college survival. (3-0-3)

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 1102. Introductory Anthropology. A survey of physical and cultural anthropology covering primate evolution, hominid origins, and an analysis of past and present cultures. (3-0-3)

ANTH 1150.  World Religions. A critical examination of major world religions.  Topics include the indigenous religions of Africa and North America, Hinduism, Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Emphasis will be on understanding religions in cultural and historical context. (3-0-3)

ANTH 3350. Cultural Anthropology. A study of the nature, functions, and manifestations of culture in diverse human societies. Emphasis on selected cross-cultural case studies. Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

ANTH 3353. Sex and Gender in Culture. An ethnographic survey of the concepts of sex and gender as they are applied cross-culturally. Current theoretical perspectives and the significance of biological, cultural, and symbolic factors in determining gender roles will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or permission of the instructor. (3-0-3)

ANTH 4401. The American Indian. A survey course on the cultural characteristics of the diverse native Americans. Emphasis is placed upon the North American Indians. Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

ANTH 4410. Social Organization. An examination of the function and structure of kinship developmental processes in band, tribal, peasant, and industrialized societies. Illustration of inter- and intra-societal variation, and data for construction of formal models of process and variation in kinship systems will be explored. Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

ANTH 449A. Special Topics in Anthropology. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in anthropology. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (3-0-3)

ART

ARHS 3080. Asian Art History. The purpose of this course is to provide a basic foundation of Asian art, religion and culture from early Neolithic times (3,500 BC) to 1900 AD. It is important to understand the religions of these areas to appreciate the art and cultural makeup of the Asian culture then and now. With this the student may obtain an understanding of these Asian cultures and appreciate them for what they are originally intended, enjoying new art forms not necessarily encountered in the western world. In addition, the great impact eastern (Asian) cultures have had on the western world will be discussed. No prerequisite. Offered Spring Semester. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARHS 3090. Pre-Columbian-Mexican and Meso-American Art History. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of Pre-Columbia Art, indigenous religions, cultures, Hieroglyphic writing and mathematics. Course covers prehistoric 5,000 BC to the conquest. No prerequisite. Offered Spring Semester. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARHS 4000. Directed Study. 2 hours

ARHS 4001. History of 19th Century Art. This illustrated lecture course deals with the images and ideas relating to the history of 19th century European and American art. The student will explore the media and methods used by artists such as David, Courbet & Monet in the creation of movements ranging from Neo-Classicism to Impressionism. In addition, the student will be versed in the formal analysis of compositional elements and principles of design employed by these artists and others in the production of their work. Prerequisite: Art Survey II, or permission from instructor. Offered Fall Semester. (3-0-3)

ARHS 4012. History of 20th Century Art. This illustrated lecture course deals with the images and ideas relating to the history of early 20th century European and American art. The student will explore the media and methods used by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Duchamp in the creation of movements ranging from Fauvism to Cubism to Surrealism. In addition, the student will be versed in the formal analysis of compositional elements and principles of design employed by these artists and others in the production of their work. Prerequisite: Art Survey II or permission of instructor. Offered Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

ARHS 4090. Directed Study. 3 hours.

ARST 3001. Glass Blowing for Beginning Students I. Glassblowing I Beginning covers the three dimensional aspects of glass as a transparent to semi-opaque, fluid, hot, expressive medium. Open to majors and non-majors. The course may be taken as an elective by non-art majors. Prerequisite: 3D Design/Tools suggested. Offered all semesters. (3-0-3)

ARST 3010. Crafts. The study of basic craft techniques for the recreation center and art classroom. Ceramics, jewelry and related activities will be explored. The class may be taken as an elective by non-art majors. No prerequisite. (3-0-3)

ARST 3012. Glass Blowing, Intermediate II. Glass Blowing and ceramics are basically sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for the individual student. In the area of three-dimensional art every technique will tend to generate shapes of a particular kind, which in turn will tend to fit particular concepts. Therefore when designing a course for a student, the important thing is to establish a balance between time spent working on pure technique and time spent working on concept as it may relate to technique. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3020. Jewelry/Metals. The general objectives of the course are to introduce to the student an understanding of precious and semi-precious metals and stones and their manipulation to form works generally referred to as jewelry. Emphasis will be on the proper combination of technical skill and aesthetics. No prerequisite. (3-0-3)

ARST 3021. Advanced Drawing I. It is the purpose of this course to provide the advanced drawing student with personal conceptual development using drawing methods and materials. Two main emphases will be stressed: A) Experimentation with new techniques. B) Individual pursuits as to what each student feels the necessity to communicate in his art. The direction each student pursues will dictate materials and methods. Major direction of course will be to strive for independent development of ideas and concepts in drawing which can also apply to other discipline. Prerequisite: Drawing I and II. Offered Spring Semester. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3030. Weaving. This course involves the production of a variety of types of weaving of the off-loom type and two and four harness looms. No prerequisite. (3-0-3)

ARST 3031. Beginning Printmaking I. This course is primarily concerned with aiding students in the making of art products by existing reproductive processes. It will: (a) demonstrate and introduce the methods of printing to the students, (b) offer students the opportunity to practice the methods of printing, (c) assist the students in evaluating their performance as regards process and product. No prerequisite. Offered all semesters. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARST 3041. Watercolor I Beginning. It is the purpose of this course to introduce to the student the techniques of traditional and new methods of watercolor. In addition, this course will encourage personal conceptual development with the use of watercolor techniques to produce highly personal and exciting watercolors. Prerequisite: Drawing I or drawing proficiency. (3-0-3)

ARST 3042. Intermediate Printmaking II. These courses are primarily concerned with advancing the student’s mastery of printmaking and establishing a personal style in the production of the making of prints. All courses are designed for the individual student and his/her interest in printmaking. Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3071. Sculpture I for Beginning Students. This course will expose the student to a wide variety of sculptural concepts and teach analysis and solution to sculptural problems. Prerequisite: 3D Design/Tools. Offered Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

ARST 3081. Beginning Photography I. This course covers basic black and white photography. It is for the student who has never been exposed to photography. The student must have a functional 35 mm camera with manual controls of the aperture shutter to be able to control camera. No prerequisite. Offered all semesters. May be used as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARST 3082. Intermediate Sculpture II. Glass blowing, ceramics and sculpture are basically all sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for each individual student. Prerequisite: ARST 1041, ARST 1052, Beginning Sculpture, 3D Design Tools. Offered all semesters. (3-0-3)

ARST 3092. Intermediate Photo Exposure & Techniques II. This course is designed to provide the photography student a chance to explore black and white photography beyond the basic and into the intermediate level, that is, exploration and instruction into more advanced principles of photography and “good picture taking” (effective communication). Prerequisite: Beginning Photography. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3111. Video as Art. An introductory course in Video that deals with skill and techniques required of an artist working with digital video, in addition to working with the digital video cameras, video and audio editing, and export formats. The class is for students concentrating in graphics, it can be used as an art elective and as an elective for the general student population. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge with permission of the instructor. May be taken 3 times for credit. (0-6-3)

ARST 3141. Ceramics I, Beginning. The course is designed to teach basic ceramic techniques for the studio artist and school teacher in the areas of hand-building and wheel-throwing shape with clay. The course may be used as an elective by non-art majors. Prerequisite: none. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3152. Ceramics II, Intermediate. This course is intermediate study in ceramic design and technology, throwing and/or hand building, concentrated study in controlling clay, and glaze behavior. Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 3181. Beginning Graphic Design I/Computer Graphics. An introductory course in Graphic Design that deals with skill and techniques required of a professional graphic designer, in addition to working with the reproductive processes, job assembly, and mark up for reproduction. A basic course for a student who hopes to major in Graphic Design. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARST 3241. Beginning Painting I. It is the purpose of this course to provide the beginning painting student with various methods involved in oil painting, as well as to initiate an imaginative approach to conceptual ideas using oils as the vehicle of expression. Students will gain the understanding that painting involves a great deal of thought. Prerequisite: Drawing I or II. Offered all semesters. (3-0-3)

ARST 3252. Intermediate Painting II. It is the purpose of these advanced courses to provide the advanced student of painting with instruction and time to develop personal conceptual direction using painting and multimedia techniques. Two main emphases will be stressed: A) Further experimentation with oils as well as possible introduction to acrylics; experimentation with combining painting, drawing, collage, etc.; and methods and materials to enhance individual ideas and communicative impact. B) Development of personal concept. Prerequisite: Beginning Painting. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4003. Photo Communications III: Creative Photography. This course is for people who have mastered the basic darkroom techniques. It is designed to introduce the student to new photographic techniques and to stimulate their creativity in the darkroom. Prerequisite: Beginning Photography. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4004. Advanced Sculpture IV. Glass blowing, ceramics and sculpture are basically all sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for each individual student. Prerequisite: Intermediate Sculpture II. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4014. Photographic Illustration IV. This course is for people who have mastered the basic darkroom techniques in black & white and color. It is designed to introduce the student to the areas of Advertising and Commercial Photography. Prerequisite: Beginning Photography. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4023. Glass Blowing, Advanced III. Glass Blowing and ceramics are basically sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for the individual student. In the area of three-dimensional art every technique will tend to generate shapes of a particular kind, which in turn will tend to fit particular concepts. Therefore when designing a course for a student, the important thing is to establish a balance between time spent working on pure technique and time spent working on concept as it may relate to technique. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4025. Photography V. The course is designed to allow the advanced photography student to use all their knowledge experience to create a portfolio of quality photographs which will enable them to present a senior exhibition of photography and have their portfolio ready to present to prospective employers for employment or graduate school. Prerequisite: At least 6 hours in photography. Offered all semesters. (3-0-3)

ARST 4032. Advanced Drawing II. It is the purpose of this course to provide the advanced drawing student with personal conceptual development using drawing methods and materials. Two main emphases will be stressed. A) Experimentation with new techniques. B) Individual pursuits as to what each student feels the necessity to communicate in his art. The direction each student pursues will dictate materials and methods. Major direction of course will be to strive for independent development of ideas and concepts in drawing which can also apply to any other discipline. Prerequisite: Drawing I and II. Offered Spring Semester. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4034. Glass Blowing, Advanced IV. Glass Blowing and ceramics are basically sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for the individual student. In the area of three-dimensional art every technique will tend to generate shapes of a particular kind, which in turn will tend to fit particular concepts. Therefore when designing a course for a student, the important thing is to establish a balance between time spent working on pure technique and time spent working on concept as it may relate to technique. Prerequisite: Beginning Glassblowing. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4052. Watercolor II Advanced. Advanced watercolor is primarily concerned with advancing the student’s mastery of water-based painting materials and establishing a personal style in the area of watercolor. These courses are designed for the individual and his/her personal interests in the field of watercolor. Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4053. Advanced Printmaking III. These courses are primarily concerned with advancing the student’s mastery of printmaking and establishing a personal style in the production of making prints. All courses are designed for the individual student and his/her interest in printmaking. Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4064. Advanced Printmaking IV. These courses are primarily concerned with advancing the student’s mastery of printmaking and establishing a personal style in the production of the making of prints. All courses are designed for the individual student and his/her interest in printmaking. Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4092. Graphic Design, Illustration for Reproduction. This course has been designed to give advertising art majors the opportunity to explore various types of illustration and several techniques which are applicable in this field. It is also set-up to provide students with projects that, when completed, should be of portfolio quality. The course will focus on illustration used for book covers, magazines, short stories, textbooks, and scientific drawings. Techniques used will be pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, scratch board, and various combinations of media, including computer graphics programs. Prerequisite: Drawing course or drawing skills. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4093. Advanced Sculpture III. Glass blowing, ceramics and sculpture are basically all sculpture courses, only specializing in a particular material; therefore any course beyond the first course must be designed for each individual student. Prerequisite: ARST 1041, ARST 1052, Beginning Sculpture, 3D Design/Tools. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4163. Ceramics III, Advanced. The course is advanced study in ceramic design and technology, throwing and/or hand building, concentrated study in controlling clay, and glaze behavior. Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4174. Ceramics IV, Advanced. The course is advanced study in ceramic design and technology, throwing and/or hand building, concentrated study in controlling clay, and glaze behavior. Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4263. Advanced Painting III. It is the purpose of these advanced courses to provide the advanced student of painting with instruction and time to develop personal conceptual direction using painting and multimedia techniques. Two main emphases will be stressed: A) Further experimentation with oils as well as possible introduction to acrylics; experimentation with combining painting, drawing, collage, etc.; and methods and materials to enhance individual ideas and communicative impact. B) Development of personal concept. Prerequisite: Beginning Painting. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARST 4274. Advanced Painting IV. It is the purpose of these advanced student of painting with instruction and time to develop personal conceptual direction using painting and multimedia techniques. Two main emphases will be stressed: A) Further experimentation with oils as well as possible introduction to acrylics; experimentation with combining painting, drawing, collage, etc.; and methods and materials to enhance individual ideas and communicative impact. B) Development of personal concept. Prerequisite: Beginning Painting. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARTC 1100. Art Appreciation. This illustrated lecture course deals with ideas and images that introduce basic art theory, art practice and art history. The student will explore the concept “art”; media and methods used by artists; and analysis of compositional elements and design principles employed by artists in the creation of their work. No prerequisite. Offered all semesters. Part of core curriculum, Area C. (3-0-3)

ARTF 1010.  Beginning Drawing I.  It is the purpose of this course to provide the beginning student with instruction in basic skills, techniques, materials necessary for a fundamental experience in beginning drawing, as well as to initiate construction of imaginative conceptual exploration at the introductory level.  No prerequisite.  Offered Fall Semester.  (3-0-3)

ARTF 1011.  Beginning Drawing II, Figure.  It is the purpose of this course to provide the beginning student with instruction in basic skills, techniques, materials necessary for a fundamental experience in beginning figure drawing, as well as to initiate construction of imaginative conceptual exploration at the introductory level.  Prerequisite:  Beginning Drawing I (ARTF 1010) or equivalent college course.  Offered Spring Semester.  (3-0-3)

ARTF 1020.  2D Design Concepts/Color. The purpose of this course is to explore the basic fundamentals of design and color theory, ideas and concepts as they relate to the producing of art. This course is designed to prepare the student for upper-level art courses. No prerequisite. Offered Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

ARTF 1030.  3D Design/Tools.  Three Dimensional Design/Tools gives the student a working knowledge of the basic principles of three dimensional design as they apply to functional and non-functional art form. In addition, it gives the student a practical knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment. No prerequisite. Offered Fall Semester. (3-0-3)

ARTF 2061. Art History Survey I, Prehistoric Through Medieval Art. This illustrated lecture course deals with ideas and images that introduce art theory, art practice and art history. The student will explore the concept “art”; media and methods used by artists; how to analyze a work of art; and major movements of the Prehistoric and Medieval worlds along with ideas that relate them to history. No prerequisite. Offered Fall Semester. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARTF 2072. Art History Survey II, Renaissance Through Contemporary Art. This illustrated lecture course deals with ideas and images that introduce art theory, art practice and art history. The student will explore the concept “art”; media and methods used by artists; how to analyze a work of art; and major movements of the Renaissance through Modern worlds along with ideas that relate them to history. No prerequisite. Offered Spring Semester. May be taken as an elective. (3-0-3)

ARTS 4010. Senior Exhibition/Thesis. Senior Exhibition/Thesis represents the student’s art exhibition and writing of a senior thesis to fulfill senior exit requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, the Bachelor of Arts Degree, and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. One semester hour. Offered all semesters.

ARTS 4020. Seminar Study. 2 hours

ARTS 4030. Seminar Study. 3 hours

These courses will be used for multi-disciplinary projects such as a combination of Dance, Theatre, Music, and Visual Art. In these courses there may be an individual working on a single project, a group of students working on a singular project, or an entire class working on a single project, all under the instructor’s supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the supervising instructor. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit.

ARTX 4060. Senior Seminar. This is a two hour credit course designed to give the department an opportunity to measure the achievements of its senior students and to allow the senior students, through group discussion and observation, to gain an overview of their roles in the department as individuals and as seniors. Prerequisite: Student must be senior level. Offered Spring Semester. (2-0-2)

ARTXStudio Study. 2 semester hours. These courses are independent study courses in studio art disciplines. It implies a degree of maturity, self-reliance, imagination, and technical competence for the student to complete his/her study. Prerequisite: Permission of supervising instructor. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (2-0-2)

ARTX 4071       Drawing and Painting                   ARTX 4075       Printmaking

ARTX 4072       Ceramics                                      ARTX 4076       Photography

ARTX 4073       Glassblowing                                 ARTX 4077       Graphic Design

ARTX 4074       Sculpture                                      ARTX 4078       Crafts

ARTXStudio Study. 3 semester hours. These courses are independent study courses in studio art disciplines. It implies a degree of maturity, self-reliance, imagination, and technical competence for the student to complete his/her study. Prerequisite: Permission of supervising instructor. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit. (3-0-3)

ARTX 4081       Drawing and Painting                   ARTX 4085       Printmaking

ARTX 4082       Ceramics                                      ARTX 4086       Photography

ARTX 4083       Glassblowing                                 ARTX 4087       Graphic Design

ARTX 4084       Sculpture                                      ARTX 4088       Crafts

These courses are independent study courses in the more traditional academic form research such as Art History or Art Criticism. These courses require a degree of maturity, self-reliance, imagination, and technical competence for the student to complete the study. Prerequisite: Permission of supervising instructor. Offered all semesters. May be taken 3 times for credit.

BIOLOGY

BIOL 1107 & 1108. Essentials of Biology. A two semester sequence which provides a survey of the principles of modern biology including cell structure and function, respiration and photosynthesis, gene structure and function, genetics, evolution, diversity of living things, plant and animal systems, and ecology. The courses satisfy Core Area D non-laboratory science option  only, unless taken concurrently with BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108L, Essentials of Biology Laboratory. Prerequisites: None for BIOL 1107; BIOL 1107 is prerequisite for BIOL 1108. BIOL 1107 taught Fall Semester and Spring Semester; BIOL 1108 taught Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

BIOL 1107L & 1108L. Essentials of Biology Laboratory. An introduction to the principles of biology through experiment and demonstration. Require simultaneous enrollment in (or previous successful completion of) BIOL1107 & 1108 to satisfy Core Area D laboratory science option. Prerequisites: None for BIOL 1107L; BIOL 1107 is prerequisite for BIOL 1108. BIOL 1107L is taught Fall Semester and Spring Semester; BIOL 1108L is taught Spring Semester. (0-2-1)

BIOL 1500. Applied Botany. This course is designed to provide the non-biology major with an introduction to vascular plant anatomy and basic life processes and with plants of the world that have horticultural interest. The emphasis is on the “why” of gardening techniques rather than “how- to” but the student should acquire much practical information. Meets Core Area D requirement as a non-laboratory science. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107 or permission of instructor. Taught Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

BIOL 2030. Human Anatomy & Physiology I. A study of the basic components of human anatomy and physiology approached from molecular, cellular, tissue, and system levels. Systems covered in this course include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Taught Fall Semester. (3-2-4)

BIOL 2040. Human Anatomy & Physiology II. A study of the basic components of human anatomy and physiology approached from a molecular, cellular, organ, and system levels. Systems covered in this course include the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Taught Spring Semester. (3-2-4)

BIOL 2050. Microbiology. A study of elements of microbiology, giving a general knowledge of microorganisms as related to the problems of nursing and health. Prerequisite: BIOL 2030 or permission of instructor. Two lectures and two labs per week. Taught Spring Semester. (2-4-4)

BIOL 2107 & 2108. Principles of Biology I and II. A two semester sequence designed to give pre-health professional students and biology majors the basic fundamentals of biological sciences. Prerequisites: None for BIOL 2107; BIOL 2107 is a prerequisite for BIOL 2108. 3 lectures and 3 hour lab per week. 2107 taught Fall Semester, 2108 taught Spring Semester. (3-3-4)

BIOL 3000. Advanced Botany. An introduction to the anatomy and morphology of organisms traditionally considered plants with an emphasis on how anatomy and morphology reflect the phylogenetic relationships of oxygen producing photoautotrophs and the fungi. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology II or equivalent. Taught Spring Semester of odd numbered years. (2-3-3)

BIOL 3020. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. A comparative study of the selected systems and body regions of representative vertebrates to provide foundational material in anatomy, evolution, and development. Laboratory emphasis is on the gross anatomy of Necturus, Squalus, and Felis domesticus. Prerequisite: BIOL 2108 or equivalent. Taught Fall Semester of odd numbered years. (2-4-4)

BIOL 3050. Developmental Biology. Early embryological development of vertebrates and some invertebrates, including a study of germ cells, fertilization, cleavage, differentiation, and the origin of organ systems. Emphasis is on molecular mechanisms controlling key developmental processes. Prerequisites: BIOL 2108 or by permission of advisor. Taught Spring Semester of even numbered years. (2-3-3)

BIOL 3100. Cell and Molecular Biology. A study of the structure and function of cells. General topics include ultrastructure, metabolism, cell cycle, and cell-cell interactions. Throughout the course, special emphasis is placed on current related trends in molecular biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 2108, CHEM 1212 with CHEM 3301 desirable. Taught Fall Semester of odd numbered years. (2-3-3)

BIOL 3150. Human Pathophysiology. A study of the physiological changes and states associated with disease. Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology I and II. This course cannot be used to satisfy one of the required or elective courses in the biology major program. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters. (3-0-3)

BIOL 3300. Economic Botany. An introduction to the uses of plants and plant products by human beings from prehistory to genetically engineered crops and bioremediation of toxic wastes. Demonstrations provide hands-on experience with topics including plant gums and resins, essential oils, fibers, dyes, spices, and staple plant foods from around the world. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology II or equivalent or permission of instructor. Taught Fall Semester of even numbered years. (2-2-3)

BIOL 3400. Bacteriology. A general study of bacteria with an introduction to some fundamental concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: Two semesters of introductory (general) biology plus two semesters of organic chemistry or the equivalent. Taught Fall Semester of even numbered years. (2-4-3)

BIOL 3410. Advanced Bacteriology. A further study of basic principles of bacteriology with emphasis on applied bacteriology including environmental, industrial, and medical bacteriology plus principles of immunology. Prerequisites: BIOL 3400 or equivalent. Taught Spring Semester of odd numbered years. (2-4-3)

BIOL 3600. Entomology. A study of morphology, physiology, and the natural history of the common insects plus techniques of collecting, identifying, and preserving insects. Prerequisite: BIOL 2108. Taught Fall Semester of odd numbered years. (2-2-3)

BIOL 3710. Field Botany. An introduction to the local flora, particularly of conifers and of flowering plants, with an emphasis on field recognition and the use of keys. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology II or equivalent or permission of instructor. Taught Spring Semester of even numbered years. (2-2-3)

BIOL 4000. Biology Seminar. A course in which the student conducts literature research on a biological topic and makes a one hour presentation. Taken during senior year. Course is used for departmental assessment and includes an assessment exam. Taught Fall Semester. (0-3-1)

BIOL 4010A. Biology Seminar I.  A course in which the student will propose, develop, and complete a hands-on research project under the supervision of a faculty member within the Department.  The culmination of the semester will be the submission of a research paper, suitable for submission for publication.  Taught Fall Semester each year.  (1-0-1)

BIOL 4010B.  Biology Seminar II.  Course which is a continuation of BIOL 4010A.  Each student will prepare a summary of, and make an oral presentation on, the research project undertaken in BIOL 4010A.  Course is used in Departmental assessment and includes an exit exam and an exit interview.  Taught Spring Semester each year; taken senior year.  (1-0-1)

BIOL 4050. Ecology. An introduction to the study of ecological principles, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology and conservation biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 2108, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L. Taught Spring Semester. (3-3-4)

BIOL 4100. Biological Resources. A course in which the student develops a portfolio of biological resources for use in preparing for professional examinations and/or use in teaching biology. Will require extensive use of printed materials as well as on-line/technological resources plus extensive computer knowledge. Prerequisites: BIOL 2108 plus 10 additional upper division in biology or permission of instructor plus CIS 1000. Taught Summer term of odd numbered years. (3-0-3)

BIOL 4200. Genetics. A study of modern genetics including Mendelian, molecular, and population genetic principles. Experiments with model organisms will constitute a major portion of lab. Prerequisite: BIOL 2108. Taught Fall Semester. (2-3-3)

BIOL 4300. Plant Physiology. An introduction to the life processes of plants with an emphasis on angiosperms. Topics include water relations, mineral nutrition, control of growth and development, and the biochemistry of photosynthesis with a brief consideration of plant “secondary” metabolism (production of alkaloids, aromatic oils, gums, resins, etc.). Prerequisites: Principles of Biology II or equivalent with Organic Chemistry II desirable. Taught Fall Semester of odd numbered years. (3-3-4)

BIOL 4350. Natural History of the Vertebrates. The classification and natural history of the vertebrates with an emphasis placed on native species. Laboratories involve the identification of native fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. A representative collection of vertebrates is required. Prerequisite: BIOL 2108, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Taught Spring semester of odd numbered years. (2-3-3)

BIOL 4400. Animal Physiology. A study of the cellular and systemic functions of animals, with emphasis on the mammal. Prerequisites: CHEM 3301, CHEM 3301L, BIOL 2108. Taught Fall Semester of even numbered years. (2-4-4)

BIOL 4500. Aquatic Biology. A laboratory and field course emphasizing the habitats and organisms of aquatic environments. Special consideration given to local freshwater invertebrates. Consideration also given to human impact on aquatic systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 2108, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L. Taught Spring Semester of odd numbered years. (2-3-3)

BIOL 4750, 4760. Special Problems. Two directed study courses designed to provide the advanced student with an opportunity to make an independent investigation in an area of special interest. Prerequisites: (1) recommendation of advisor and instructor, (2) written prospectus, and (3) permission of department head. These courses must be requested and approved in advance of registration. It is recommended that only one be taken per semester. (0-4-2)

BIOL 4800. Herpetology. The study of the classification, distribution and life histories of reptiles and amphibians, primarily those of North America. Laboratory and field work involve practice in classification, techniques of collection and preservation of museum specimens, and the study of local forms in their natural habitats. Prerequisite BIOL 2108 or the equivalent or permission of the instructor. Taught Spring Semester of even numbered years. (2-2-3)

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUSA 1105. Introduction To Business. An integrative study of the functional areas of business (finance, operations, marketing, human resources, etc.). Prerequisite: none. (3-0-3)

BUSA 2010. Microcomputer Applications In Business. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the use of microcomputer applications in business. The course will emphasize the use of the spreadsheet and the database and the integration of these in case applications of analysis for business decisions. Prerequisite: Computer Literacy (CIS 1000 or examination) (3-0-3)

BUSA 2040. Personal Business. A broad survey of all aspects of personal financial management, analyzing problems of everyday money matters such as budgeting, consumer protection, making major purchases, insurance, taxes, wills, and trusts. Prerequisite: none. (3-0-3)

BUSA 2050.  Internet and E-Commerce Concepts.  This course is designed to provide understanding of the evolving Internet technologies and to explore the business implications of these technologies.  Prerequisite:  None.  (3-0-3)

BUSA 2105. Communicating In The Business Environment. Theory and practice in the use of correct, forceful English in the composition of business letters, reports, and other written communication found in the business world. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. (3-0-3)

BUSA 2106. The Environment Of Business. An introduction to the legal, regulatory, political, social, ethical, cultural environment, and technological issues which form the context for business; to include an overview of the impact of demographic diversity on organizations. Prerequisite: None. (3-0-3)

BUSA 3050. Business Statistics. Designed to provide the student with the ability to understand the basic tasks of statistics and to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of the basic practice of statistics. Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or a mathematics course for which MATH 1111 is a prerequisite. (3-0-3)

BUSA 3060. Quantitative Management. A second course in statistics, including analysis of variance, regression analysis, nonparametric statistical tests, chi square, time series analysis, decision theory, linear programming, and inventory models. Prerequisite: BUSA 3050. (3-0-3)

BUSA 3090. Business Law. A study of contracts, negotiable instruments, bailments, common and public carriers, agencies, sales contracts, and uniform sales laws as they apply to business. Prerequisite: None. (3-0-3)

BUSA 3106.  Legal Environment  of Business.  This course provides the business student with a study of the interrelationship of law and regulation in business.  The course also covers government regulation of business activities and the legal environment within which business must operate.  (3-0-3)

BUSA 3150. Business Finance. An introduction to promotion and organization of the corporation, forms of securities issued, problems of financial administration, expansion, securing funds, reorganization, and liquidation. Prerequisite: ACCT 2101. (3-0-3)

BUSA 3900. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-3)

BUSA 3901. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-6)

BUSA 3902. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-9)

BUSA 3903. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-12)

BUSA 3904. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-15)

BUSA 3905. Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-18)

BUSA 3906. . Prior Learning Portfolio. This course is designed to evaluate knowledge that a student has gained through work, life, and learning experiences. A prior learning portfolio, a written record presented by the student documenting prior learning experiences, is used to assess prior learning. (0-V-21)

BUSA 4405. Honors course in Free Enterprise. This course, through an applied approach, is designed to educate students about the value of entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of instructor and a 3.0 g.p.a. (3-0-3)

BUSA 4415.  International Business Experience.  This course is designed to acquaint students with the practices of international business, to provide a framework in which to understand how culture impacts business decisions, and to involve students in assisting the local community in developing international operations.  Prerequisite:  None.  (3-0-3)

BUSA 4420. Risk Management. A study of the principles of risk management and their implications for the individual and for business. Prerequisite: BUSA 3150. (3-0-3)

BUSA 4430. Public Finance. A survey and general background in public expenditures, revenues, and fiscal administration and intervention of the public sector into national and local economies. Special attention is given to types, applications and equity aspects of taxation. The intent of the course is to provide an understanding of the impact of government intervention with special emphasis on the effects of these activities on business conditions and consumer behavior. Prerequisite: ECON 2105. (3-0-3)

BUSA 4440. Investments And Securities. A study of the principles of sound investments, including the different types of securities issued by business firms and governments, tangibles, and monetary funds. Prerequisite: BUSA 3150. (3-0-3)

BUSA 4860. Travel And Tourism Administration. An introduction to the fields of travel and tourism with emphasis on organization, motivators, marketing, and economic impact of the travel industry, particularly in Georgia. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

BUSA 4910. Seminar In International Issues. A seminar discussing and analyzing topics of current concern in the international environment, with particular emphasis on potential effects on business activity. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or Permission of instructor.  (3-0-3)

BUSA 4940. Business Practicum. Practical experience in the conduct of special projects in business administration, resulting in the accomplishment of direct and useful activities which enhance students’ courses of study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-3)

BUSA 4950. Business Practicum. Practical experience in the conduct of special projects in business administration, resulting in the accomplishment of direct and useful activities which enhance students’ courses of study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-2)

BUSA 4960. Business Practicum. Practical experience in the conduct of special projects in business administration, resulting in the accomplishment of direct and useful activities which enhance students’ courses of study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-1)

BUSA 4970. Business Internship. Practical experience gained by “employment” in the workplace and in the accomplishment of one or more special projects pertinent to the activities of the sponsoring agency or organization. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-3)

BUSA 4980. Business Internship. Practical experience gained by “employment” in the workplace and in the accomplishment of one or more special projects pertinent to the activities of the sponsoring agency or organization. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-2)

BUSA 4990. Business Internship. Practical experience gained by “employment” in the workplace and in the accomplishment of one or more special projects pertinent to the activities of the sponsoring agency or organization. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (0-V-1)

CAREER SERVICES

CAPL 1001. Career Planning.  Designed to assist students in the career decision-making process and to prepare students to select suitable academic programs that will optimize future education and employment opportunities.  Students will have the opportunity to identify, clarify and integrate  every aspect of making a career choice and to develop a strategy for implementing career decision.  Learning activities will include career assessment, career exploration and planning as well as job search techniques.  The goal is to assist students in mastering the process of planning a solid career direction, developing a sound knowledge of available resources and the tools necessary in developing chosen career fields. (1-0-1)

CHEMISTRY

CHEM 1211. Principles of Chemistry I. First course in a two semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. Prerequisites: MATH 1111. (3-0-3)

CHEM 1211L. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1211. (0-3-1)

CHEM 1212. Principles of Chemistry II. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and application of chemistry for science majors. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1211. (3-0-3)

CHEM 1212L. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1212. Prerequisites: CHEM 1211L. (0-3-1)

CHEM 3250. Quantitative Analysis. An introduction to quantitative analytical techniques with emphasis on the theory and practice of classic wet and instrumental methods that are in general use in both research and industry. Prerequisites: CHEM 1212; MATH 1111. (3-0-3)

CHEM 3250L. Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. An introduction to quantitative analytical techniques in the laboratory with emphasis on classic wet and instrumental methods that are in general use in both research and industry.   Prerequisites:  CHEM 1212, MATH 1111.  (0-6-2)

CHEM 3301. Organic Chemistry I. The first part of a two-semester sequence devoted to the study and preparation of carbon compounds. Part one includes the study of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, and mechanisms. Corequisite: CHEM 3301L to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 1212. (3-0-3)

CHEM 3301L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. Laboratory linked to CHEM 3301. Study of the synthesis of organic compounds and their properties. Prerequisites: CHEM 1212L. Corequisites: CHEM 3301. (0-3-1)

CHEM 3302. Organic Chemistry II. The second part of a two-semester sequence devoted to the study and preparation of carbon compounds. Part two includes the study of more complex functional groups and difunctional compounds. Corequisite: 3302L to be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 3301. Corequisites: CHEM 3302. (3-0-3)

CHEM 3302L. Qualitative Organic Analysis Laboratory. The laboratory assignments will include the characterization and identification of unknown organic compounds. (0-3-1)

CHEM 3310. Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry. A systematic study of the atomic structure, bonding and periodic properties of the elements. Corequisite: CHEM 3310L to be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 3301. (3-0-3)

CHEM 3310L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. A lab linked to CHEM 3310 including the synthesis and study of the properties of inorganic compounds. Corequisites: CHEM 3310. (0-3-1)

CHEM 4330. Modern Organic Chemistry. A course designed to introduce students interested in organic chemistry as a profession to some of the modern theory and practice of an exciting and rewarding field. Topics will include modern synthetic and analytical methods employed by organic chemists and the theories that explain and enlarge the understanding of the art. Prerequisite: CHEM 3301 and CHEM 3302. (3-0-3)

CHEM 4350. Molecular Modeling in Organic Chemistry. An introduction to the use of computers to produce realistic models of chemical compounds based on mathematical descriptions of the atoms and the forces between them. Prerequisites: CHEM 3302 and permission of the instructor. (2-0-2)

CHEM 4401. Physical Chemistry I. A study of thermodynamics including equations of state; gas laws; first, second and third laws of thermodynamics; reversible and irreversible systems; and energy relationships. Prerequisites: MATH 2221, PHYS 1111 OR 2211. (3-0-3)

CHEM 4401L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. An introduction to the techniques and methods of Physical Chemistry. Corequisites: CHEM 4401. (0-3-1)

CHEM 4402. Physical Chemistry II. A study of chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to quantum mechanics. Corequisite: CHEM 4402L to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 4401 and MATH 2221. (3-0-3)

CHEM 4402L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. A continuation of the study of the techniques and methods of Physical Chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 4401L. Corequisites: CHEM 4402. (0-3-1)

CHEM 4410. Biochemistry. An introduction to the compounds, chemical reactions, and mechanisms that are important to the processes important to living organisms. The emphasis will be on the major biochemical topics of enzyme structure and function, metabolism of sugars and fats, and the chemical aspects of genetic control of living organisms. Prerequisites: CHEM 3302. Corequisite: CHEM 4410L to be taken concurrently. (3-0-3)

CHEM 4410L. Biochemistry Laboratory. A study of techniques commonly used in biochemistry laboratories including isolation and properties of enzymes. Prerequisites: CHEM 3302L. Corequisites: CHEM 4410.  (0-3-1)

CHEM 4450. Instrumental Analysis. An introduction to modern instrumental techniques with emphasis on those that are in general use in both research and industry. Corequisite: CHEM 4450L to be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 3250, MATH 1113. (3-0-3)

CHEM 4450L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. An introduction to modern instrumental techniques in the laboratory with emphasis on application of specific methods to analytical problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3250L. Corequisites: CHEM 4450. (0-6-2)

CHEM 4491. Chemistry Seminar I. A course to acquaint students with the chemical literature. Each student will prepare a written and oral presentation on some topic of interest in current chemical literature. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisites: CHEM 3302. (1-0-1)

CHEM 4492. Chemistry Seminar II. A course to acquaint students with the chemical literature. Each student will prepare a written and oral presentation on some topic of interest in current chemical literature. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisites: CHEM 3302. (1-0-1)

CHEM 4470. Special Problems. A two-hour directed study course designed to provide the advanced student with the opportunity to develop an interest in current topics in chemistry. Offered on demand. Permission of instructor required. (0-4-2)

CHEM 4480. Special Problems. A two-hour directed study course designed to provide the advanced student with the opportunity to develop an interest in current topics in chemistry. Offered on demand. Permission of instructor required. (0-4-2)

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CIS 1000. Computer Literacy. This course is a survey of common microcomputer applications with emphasis on hands-on experience of the software packages that are currently being used to support these applications. Applications software include word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Microcomputer operating systems and some basic functions of the Internet such as electronic mail, navigating the Internet and using information retrieval systems will also be discussed. Prerequisite: None. (2-0-2)

CIS 2000. Desktop Publishing and Multimedia Presentations. After the Desktop Publishing portion of this course, the student will be able to combine text and graphics on a page in a variety of formats using a desktop publishing software package. The multimedia styles covered include the use of text, sound, still images, animation, and video. An extensive hands-on approach using an authoring language, presentation software and multimedia will allow students to develop effective multimedia presentations. Prerequisite: CIS 1000. (3-0-3)

CIS 2100. Microcomputer Interfacing & Configuration. This course covers microcomputer hardware systems in interface design, configuration, upgrading, and troubleshooting.  It also covers various modern bus structures, interrupts, interface controllers, parallel and serial I/O, multimedia devices, A/D and D/A conversion, and other major peripheral interfaces. Prerequisite:  None.  (3-0-3)

CIS 2200. Internet Technologies I. The goal of this course is to provide knowledge of HTML, including creating an HTML document; viewing an HTML file in a web browser; working with tag text elements, including headings, paragraphs,, and lists; inserting special characters, lines and graphics; creating hypertext links; working with color and images; creating text and graphical tables; using tables to enhance page design; creating and working with frames; controlling the behavior of hyperlinks on a page with frames; controlling the behavior of hyperlinks on a page with frames; creating an online form; and creating a multimedia Web pge.  This course also examines computer networking and the Internet.  It discusses how computer communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and basic Internet capabilities.  Prerequisite:  None. (1-0-1)

CIS 2201. Internet Technologies II.  The goal of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to Internet scripting from both the client-and server side.  Cover Web programming concepts necessary to bridge the gap between Web programming languages and Web architecture.  Prerequisites:  CIS 2200.  (1-0-1)

CIS 2300. Business Applications Programming. This course places emphasis on program design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of common business-oriented applications using COBOL. Discussion and application of top-down design strategies and programming techniques for designing and developing problem solutions. Coverage of language syntax, date and file structures, input and output devices and operating system facilities for implementing interactive programs for report generation, input editing, table processing, and sequential file creation and access. This course includes coverage of sequential and random access files, processing techniques, and dvelopment of programs for interactive environments. Prerequisite: None (3-0-3)

CIS 3200. Microcomputer Network Management. This course is an introduction to network management and administration.  It presents a managerial perspective of the architecture, operations, and management of distributed network systems.  There is an emphasis on design and implementation of microcomputer based network.  Topics covered in this course include:  network topology design, protocols, security configuration, administration.  Students will have hands-on experiments to create users, groups, and assign permission to users/groups.  Prerequisites:  CIS 2100.  (3-0-3)

CIS 3300. Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation I. This course provides the students with an introduction to technical and management issues in systems analysis and design.  The course covers various issues such as the SDLC model, CASE tools, the systems analyst and the different roles of a systems analyst in an organization.  It introduces students to various information gathering techniques, tools for project management, CPM, PERT charts, issues and models for sampling data sources, ER diagrams, data flow diagrams and data dictionaries.  It includes an in-depth treatment of prototyping, the role of the user in prototyping and other issues related to prototyping.  It also covers issues in decision making, process specification techniques and principles of structured design.  Prerquisite:  CSCI 1302.  (3-0-3)

CIS 3700. Information Resource Management. A course providing a broad overview of managing information system resources. This course will discuss planning, organizing, controlling, and the administration of information systems. Prerequisite: CIS 3300. (3-0-3)

CIS 4300. Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation II. In this course, a continuation of CIS 3300, students will work in teams to implement a large software project.  The course provides an in-depth treatment of  analysis and design concepts, as applied to systems development.  It introduces the student to design and analysis tools used for software development.  It covers various issues in designing effective input and outputs, data-entry procedures, designing user interfaces and a comprehensive overview of the software testing and techniques.  Related issues in protecting information in the computer systems, quality assurance, and user training are also discussed.  Prerequisite:  CIS 3300. (3-0-3)

CIS 4400. Information Storage & Retrieval. This course will discuss the data structures, techniques and algorithms needed to build information retrieval systems.  Topics will include conceptual models of Information retrieval, text operations, query languages and operations, retrieval evaluation, indexing and searching, user interface and visualization.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 3500.  (3-0-3)

CIS 4700. EDP Audit and Control. This course will discuss the fundamental concepts of information systems control and auditing.  The course content focuses on effectiveness, efficiency, and management of information systems audit function for computer-based business applications.  Prerequisiste:  CIS 3300. (3-0-3)

CIS 4900. Special Problems in CIS. This course provides students with an opportunity to study and explore current computer information systems topics not covered in any other course. Students will also have the opportunity to design and implement software systems for business environments and to expand on projects from previous classes. Prerequisite : Permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

COMMUNICATION

COMM 1110. Fundamentals of Speech. Surveys the fundamental concepts of interpersonal and public communication, including the teaching and practice of some basic skills for both communication contexts. Offered F, Sp, and some summers. (3-0-3)

COMM 1112. Video Production Practicum. Introductory level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. Selection by approval of instructor. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 1114.  Intercollegiate Forensics.  Introductory level study of the art and science of public speaking, as well as the study of oral interpretation of plays, poems and prose.  May be repeated twice.  (0-1-1)

COMM 2112. Video Production Practicum. Advanced level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. Selection by approval of instructor. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 2114.  Intercollegiate Forensics.  Intermediate level study of the art and science of public speaking, as well as the study of the oral interpretation of plays, poems and prose.  May be repeated twice.  (0-1-1)

COMM 2225.  Video Production I.  The course will introduce students to the basic skills and techniques necessary for the production of a television program.  Emphasis will be placed on videography, cameras, editing and lighting.  Students will gain hands-on experience in making a video. (3-0-3)

COMM 3110.  Interpersonal Communication.  Analysis of person-to-person communication in both theory and practice.  Primary concern is given to understanding how an individual can use verbal and nonverbal communication to improve relationships and derive maximum social rewards.  (3-0-3)

COMM 3112. Video Production Practicum. Advanced level study of the process and craft of video production through application and practice. Selection by approval of instructor. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

COMM 3114.  Intercollegiate Forensics.  Advanced level study of the art and science of public speaking,, as well as the study of the oral interpreation of plays, poems and prose.  May be repeated twice.  (0-1-1)

COMM 3120.  Nonverbal Communication.  Primary emphasis is given to demonstrating the value of specific kinds of nonverbal cues in communicating successfully in such real world settings as the job interview, male-female interaction, and the courtroom.  (3-0-3)

COMM 3130.  Small Group Communication.  Examines factors which affect the quality of communication and group outcomes; interpersonal and task behaviors, leadership, norms, conflict resolution and creativity.  (3-0-3)

COMM 4110.  General Semantics.  Focus is on Symbols:  how they structure and order thought and influence behavior.  Students will analyze the relations between phenomena of meaning and linguistics.  (3-0-3)

COMM 4112. Video Production Capstone. A capstone course designed to build on the student’s cumulative experiential work in the process and craft of video production through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. (0-4-3)

COMM 4114.  Intercollegiate Forensics.  Advanced level study of the art and science of public speaking, as well as the study of the oral interpretation of plays, poems and prose.  May be repeated twice.  (0-1-1)

COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSCI 1301. Introduction to Programming I. The emphasis in this course is on problem solving and basic programming.  A high-level language will be used to explain programming structure and style.  Topics will include problem solving and algorithm development, data types, operators, control structures, arrays, functions, and program design.  Prerequisite:  None.  (4-0-4)

CSCI 1302. Introduction to Programming II. This course will continue the development of concepts introduced in CSCI 1301.  Advanced programming techniques will be emphasized.  Students will be given the opportunity to design and implement complex programs using abstract data types.  Topics will include files, switch statements, arrays and vectors, string processing, searching and sorting, structures, classes, class templates, pointers and dynamic memory management, linked lists, inheritance, stacks, queues, and recursion.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 1301.  (4-0-4)

CSCI 2000. Introduction to Computer Science I. This is a comprehensive course covering three modules. The course provides a brief introduction to mathematical logic and typical proof methods. The course also focuses on the mathematical techniques that are frequently used in computer science. A high-level language, such as C++, will be used to explain problem solving using structured programming, programming structure and style, object oriented program development. Students will design and implement complex programs using abstract data types. Also the course covers the basic concepts in the hardware design of computer systems. Prerequisites: Approval by Advisor. (3-0-3). NOTE: The course cannot be taken as an elective by B.S. Computer Science majors or B.S. CIS majors.

CSCI 2001. Introduction to Computer Science II. This is a comprehensive course covering three modules. The course will discuss the fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use, and implementation of database systems; the basic data structures including stacks, queues, sort and search techniques, abstract data type, analysis of algorithms for space and time complexities; the basic software engineering principles to ensure quality software development process. Prerequisites: Approval by Advisor. (3-0-3) NOTE: This course cannot be taken as an elective by B.S. Computer Science majors or B.S. CIS majors.

CSCI 2100. Assembly Language Programming. This course discusses the basic computer organization of the microcomputer and its assembly programming language. Assembly fundamentals, Macro Assembler, DEBUG, I/O services, numeric processing and conversion, string processing, Macro library, and Macro structures will be covered. Prerequisite: None. (3-0-3)

CSCI 2500. Discrete Structures. This course provides a brief introduction to mathematical logic and typical proof methods, followed by a discussion of sets, functions, and relations. The course also focuses on the mathematical techniques that are frequently used in computer science like counting techniques, elementary probability theory, combinatorics, recurrence relation, and asymptotic notation. Prerequisite: MATH 1113. (3-0-3)

CSCI 3100. Introduction to Computer Organization. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital logic design. It covers basic combinational and sequential logic components and the design of combinational and sequential circuits. It also introduces block-level design of complex functions, ALU design, control unit design and instruction set design. Prerequisites: CSCI 2500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 3300. Concepts of Programming Languages. The course provides an introduction to the basic paradigms and techniques of imperative, functional, logic, object-oriented, and concurrent programming languages. Using illustrative examples, the student will be exposed to various programming languages representative of the above paradigms. Prerequisite: CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 3500. Data Structures & Algorithms. This course covers the basic data structures including stacks, queues, linked lists, heaps, and various search trees, utilizing the abstract data type approach. Recursive algorithms, and search and hashing techniques are discussed. Sorting and searching algorithms are analyzed for space and time complexities. Prerequisites: CSCI 1302, CSCI 2500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4100. Computer Architecture. This course covers the basic concepts and design issues in the hardware design of computer systems. Block level design issues, data processing unit design, instruction set design, RISC vs. CISC issues, hardwired and microprogrammed control unit design, memory organization, the system bus structure, I/O processors and DMA / Interrupts are also discussed. Prerequisite: CSCI 3100. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4110. Introduction to VLSI Design. This course will discuss CMOS technology, circuit design, layout, and system design. The course will progress from a circuit view of CMOS IC design to a subsystem view of CMOS VLSI emphasizing the semi-custom design approach. Prerequisite: CSCI 4100. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4200. Design of Operating Systems. The course will discuss memory management, processor management, process management and deadlocks, device management, and file management.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 3100, CSCI 3500.  (3-0-3)

CSCI 4210. Data Communications & Computer Networks. This course covers fundamentals of data and computer communications theory, LAN networking concepts, Internet technology, layered protocols, network switching, distributed processing, wide area networks error detection and correction, routing algorithms, network security, topology, and management.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 4220. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4220.  Unix. The goal of this course is to provide knowledge of UNIX applications interface, guiding the student through operating system utilities including process, file, storage and I/O management.  Cover important UNIX concepts, like inter-process communication and I/O redirection, with shell commands to enhance understanding of both and to discuss Bourne and C Shell Programming.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 1301. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4300. Software Engineering. This course introduces basic software engineering principles.  The course will discuss scope of software engineering, software process, life cycle models, team organizations, testing, introduction to objects, and phases of software life cycle.  Prerequisite: CSCI 1302.  (3-0-3)

CSCI 4310. Object Oriented Programming. The important features of objects such as inheritance, interfaces, and polymorphism will be introduced.  Specific topics include systematic approach to program construction, preconditions, postconditions, and object-oriented design case studies. The students will be required to run a signficant number of programs in an object-oriented programming language.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 1302.  (3-0-3)

CSCI 4400. Introduction to Database Systems. This course will discuss the fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use, and implementation of database systems. The topics include the relational model, the relational algebra, the ER model, SQL, functional dependencies normalization, and relational design. Prerequisite: CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4500. Design & Analysis of Algorithms. This course provides techniques for designing and analyzing algorithms. It covers the various types of efficiency analysis including worst-case, average, and amortized complexity. It also presents the main paradigms in the design of algorithms (divide-and-conquer, greedy, dynamic programming, backtracking) for the main classes of algorithms (sequential, parallel, probabilistic). Prerequisite: CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4510. Theory of Computation. The course investigates the fundamental capabilities and limitations of computers.  It covers finite automata, regular language and sets, context-free grammars, push-down automata, and Turing machines.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4520. Principles of Compiler Design. This course covers the basic structure of a compiler, lexical analysis, syntax analysis, symbol table management, syntax-directed translation and type checking.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4820. Principles of Computer Graphics. This course will cover the basic principles of graphic display, algorithms and modeling.  The material is seen as a broad introduction to the scope of computer graphics.  Topics include discussion on simple graphics primitives (lines, polygons, etc.), polygon filling, 2D and 3D transformations.  Prerequisite:  CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4830. Artificial Intelligence. This course provides an introduction to the problems and techniques of Artificial Intelligence. It surveys the major subdisciplines of AI, discussing such topics as problem spaces, search strategies, knowledge representation, natural language processing, expert systems and machine learning. Prerequisite: CSCI 3500. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4900. Special Problems in Computer Science. This course provides students with an opportunity to study and explore current computer science topics not covered in any other course. Students will also have the opportunity to design and implement software systems and to expand on projects from previous classes Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

CSCI 4910. Junior/Senior Seminar. This course allows students to select and explore one topic from a wide spectrum of topics in the computing field and to make a class presentation on this topic. Students will gain experience in preparing and delivering a presentation to an audience of peers and in the critical evaluation of presentations. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status. (1-0-1)

CSCI 4920. Ethics in the Computing Profession. This course will first cover some types of ethical theory and codes of ethics for computer professionals. It will then discuss such topics as the responsibility and liability of software creators and software vendors, computers and privacy, computers and the distribution of power in our society, and ownership of software. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. (1-0-1)

CSCI 4930.  Internship.  The Internship gives students an opportunity to apply and extend the theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom to a practical experience.  Prerequisite:  approval by the School of Computer and Information Sciences.  (3-0-3)

ECONOMICS

Note: Economics courses numbered 3000 and above are not open to freshmen.

ECON 2105. Principles of Macroeconomics. This principles of economics course is intended to introduce students to concepts that will enable them to understand and analyze economic aggregates and evaluate economic policies. (3-0-3)

ECON 2106. Principles of Microeconomics. This principles of economics course examines the detailed workings of a market economy.  The concepts of supply and demand are reviewed followed by their underlying structures, consumer and producer theory.  The government's role in the market as it affects public goods and common resources and the design of an efficient tax system are evaluated.  The structures of various market types are then analyzed using the perfectly competitive market as the hallmark of efficient resource allocation.  Prerequisite:  ECON 2105. (3-0-3)

ECON 3106.  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.  This course introduces the student to the more advanced theoretic and applied principles of economics whose elementary constructs were developed in the first microeconomic theory course.  The material includes a more sophisticated approach in describing the economic decisions and issues facing the consumers, producers, and institutions that make up the market economy.  Specific topics include consumer behavior and market demand, the firm and its technology, market structure price and output determination, factor market analysis, asymmetric information, game theory, and the role of government in regulating market failure.  (3-0-3)

ECON 3290. International Health Care Delivery Systems. This course compares the health care delivery systems of the United States and one European Union country and one Latin American country. (3-0-3)

ECON 3330. Economic History of the United States. (3-0-3)

ECON 3510. Money and Banking. Monetary theories and role of banking institutions in capital formation, price determination, interest rates, and discount policies. Prerequisite: ECON 2105. (3-0-3)

ECON 4410. Public Economic Policy. Regulatory and fiscal policies of government agencies. Prerequisite: ECON 2106. (3-0-3)

ECON 4811. Developmental Economics.  This course analyzes the problems facing the developing world and considers alternative policies that may contribute to stimulating growth and speeding economic development in less developed countries.  Prerequisites are the successful completion of ECON 2105 and ECON 2106 or the permission of the instructor.  (3-0-3)

ECON 4900. Special Topics in Economics. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in economics. (3-0-3)

EDUCATION - EARLY CHILDHOOD

EDEC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000) EDEC courses.

EDEC 2700. Art for Early Childhood Education. A course designed for pre-service teachers who are planning to work with young children. The course examines the art curriculum in early childhood education with an emphasis on understanding art concepts within a developmentally appropriate environment. (2-0-2)

EDEC 3100. Early Childhood Mathematics. Activity oriented course that models the discovery approach of teaching mathematics and alternative assessment measures to monitor individual and class growth. Content will feature investigations of numbers (patterns, operations, and properties), statistics-graphing, and elementary geometry. Attention also given to effective teaching practices and materials that will assist students in making the transition from student to teacher. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, AND EDUC 3400. (2-2-3)

EDEC 3400. Teaching in Early Childhood Education. A study of the curriculum for children in grades P-5. Topics included strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating learning for diverse populations of children, and for creating and supporting a constructivist learning environment. Current research related to “best” practices will be included. The course requires 30 hours of field experience in which the student completes assignments relevant to the course in a P-5 grade setting. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDEC 3450. Organizing and Managing the Early Childhood Classroom. The course will acquaint students with standards and skills for organizing and managing classrooms and behavior for children of diverse developmental levels, abilities, ethnicity, culture, language, and exceptionalities in grades P-5. The course requires 30 hours of field experience in which the student completes assignments relevant to the course in a P-5 grade setting. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400. Co-Requisites: EDEC 4970, EDEC 4980, EDEC 4990. (0-6-3)

EDEC 3600. Inquiry and Self Expression in Early Childhood Education. Course content is focused on ways to support the development of skills in research, expository and creative writing, and other forms of self-expression. Techniques for assessing the development and achievement of inquiry and self-expression are included. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400.

EDEC 3650. Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum. The course introduces innovative strategies such as thematic units and project learning as vehicles to integrate into early childhood curriculum and address diverse learning needs in the elementary school classroom. Planning, implementing, and assessing integrated instruction and learning will be presented. Emphasis is on developing knowledge of and skills about the relationships across content area standards. The course requires 30 hours of field experience in which the student completed assignments relevant to the course in a P-5 grade classroom. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3100, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400. (2-2-3)

EDEC 3700. Creative Arts for Teachers. A study of the role of the creative arts in the development of young children with recommended practice in qualitative curriculum planning, together with laboratory projects that identify the unique problems in elementary school art, including philosophical, motivational, and evaluative aspects. (2-0-2)

EDEC 4200.  Science in Early Childhood Education.  This course is designed to develop basic science knowledge, concepts, and skills and incorporate them into learning experiences for young children in grades P-5.  The content is drawn from a wide range of science topics.  Emphasis is placed on student involvement in science and learning experiences.  Prerequisites:  Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400. (2-2-3)

EDEC 4250.   Social Studies for Early Childhood Education.  This course is a study of the social curriculum for children in grades P-5.  Objectives, concepts, content, techniques, materials, methods of inquiry, and evaluative procedures for teaching and learning in the primary grades are emphasized.  A foundation for the use of the social sciences to support learning and the integration of content across the curriculum will be provided.  Prerequisites:  Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400.  (2-2-3)

EDEC 4550. Assessment in Early Childhood Education. A study of appropriate strategies for assessing the learning of young children. Formal assessment strategies, authentic assessment strategies, and teacher-developed strategies are introduced. The role of assessment in accountability within the context of child and school evaluation is examined. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, MATH 3001, EDRG 3040, EDEC 3400, EDUC 3200, and EDUC 3400. (2-2-3)

EDEC 4900. Senior 1 Practicum in Early Childhood Education. A field experience in Early Childhood Education with children in grades P-2 or 3-5.  Students will observe, plan and implement instruction, and use assessment techniques to develop and strengthen their teaching skills.  Students will reflect on their success in planning, implementing, and assessing developmentally appropriate learning experiences.  Students will document children's achievement based on their teaching of science, social studies, mathematics, and reading, and their success in addressing individual needs of children. Emphasis is placed on the curriculum areas of mathematics, reading, social studies, and science.  Prerequisite:  EDEC 3902.  Co-requisite:  EDEC 4200 and EDEC 4250.  (0-10-1)

EDEC 4960. Senior 2 Practicum in Early Childhood Education. The course provides a supervised field experience in Early Childhood Education with children in grades P-5. (0-35-3)

EDEC 4970. Student Teaching in the Early Childhood Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on content knowledge under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected kindergarten and early elementary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching.   Co-Requisites: EDEC 3450, EDEC 4980, EDEC 4990. (0-8-3)

EDEC 4980. Student Teaching in the Early Childhood Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on teaching skills under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected kindergarten and early elementary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDEC 3450, EDEC 4970, EDEC 4990. (0-8-3)

EDEC 4990. Student Teaching in the Early Childhood Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on professionalism under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected kindergarten and early elementary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDEC 3450, EDEC 4970, EDEC 4980. (0-8-3)

EDUCATION - MIDDLE GRADES (4-8)

EDUC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDMG courses.

EDMG 3020. Middle Grades Learning and Philosophy. A survey of the history, philosophy, and organization of the middle school, and a comprehensive examination of the early adolescent learner in relation to learning and developmental theories. Extensive field experiences include observations and implementations of lessons for the middle school learner in area middle schools. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-3-3).

EDMG 3030. Middle Grades Language Arts, Assessment and Application. A course designed for preservice teachers of children in grades four through eight, and those interested in providing optimal language development for effective communication of adolescents. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-4-5)

EDMG 3060. Middle Grades Science I, Assessment and Application. A course designed to develop basic science knowledge, concepts, and skills and incorporate them into activities for Middle Grades level science classes. The content is drawn from a wide range of science topics. Emphasis is placed on student involvement in science. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-4-5)

EDMG 3100. Middle Grades Mathematics, Assessment and Application. Activity oriented course that models the discovery approach of teaching mathematics and alternative assessment measures to monitor individual and class growth. Content will feature investigations of numbers (patterns, operations, and properties), probability and statistics, and elementary geometry. Attention also given to effective teaching practices and materials that will assist students in making the transition from student to teacher. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-4-5)

EDMG 3700. Creative Arts for Teachers. A study of the role of the creative arts in the development of children with recommended practices in qualitative curriculum planning, together with laboratory projects that identify the unique problems in Middle Grades art, including philosophical, motivational, and evaluative aspects. (2-2-2)

EDMG 4050. Middle Grades Social Studies, Assessment and Application. A study of the social studies curriculum with emphasis on the program in grades 4-8. Objectives, concepts, content, techniques and materials, methods of inquiry, and evaluative procedure for appropriate grade levels are stressed. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-4-5)

EDMG 4960. Practicum in Grades 4-8. This course provides a supervised field experience in Middle Grades education with children in grades 4-8. Co-Requisites: EDMG 4970, EDMG 4980, EDMG 4990. (0-8-3)

EDMG 4970. Student Teaching in Middle Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on content knowledge under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected middle schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDMG 4960, 4980, 4990. (0-10-3)

EDMG 4980. Student Teaching in Middle Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on teaching skills under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected middle schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDMG 4960, 4970, 4990. (0-10-3)

EDMG 4990. Student Teaching in Middle Grades. Observations and teaching with emphasis on professionalism under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected middle schools. A seminar component is included. (Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDMG 4960, 4970, 4980. (0-10-3)

EDUCATION READING

EDUC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDRG courses.

EDRG 3020. Early Childhood Language Arts. The study of communication skills with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as language history, grammar, and usage for preservice teachers in grades P-5. Emphasis on varied instructional strategies, materials, and assessment methods. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDRG 3040. Introduction to Reading. An introductory course in the reading skills, methods, and materials for grades P-12. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDRG 3060. Content Literacy. A course that focuses on fostering middle and secondary students’ reading, writing, and study skills in various subject areas. Strategies for effective use of testual materials across the curriculum are emphasized. Additionally, diagnosis and remediation strategies are introduced. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-3-3).

EDRG 3280. Literature for Children. A study of contemporary and traditional literature for children. A critical exploration of literature emphasizing helping young readers make inferences, make connections, and draw conclusions. In addition, the selection and evaluation of books and other texts and ways to involve children in analyzing literature selections will be addressed. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and EDRG 3040. (2-2-3)

EDRG 4100. Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities. A study in diagnostic-prescriptive reading instruction. Emphasis is on the use of varied diagnostic instruments, instructional procedures, and materials appropriate for use with readers requiring remediation. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDRG 3040. (2-2-3)

EDUCATION - SECONDARY (6-12)

EDUC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDSC courses.

EDSC 4060. English Content Pedagogy, Assessment, and Application. A preservice course giving special emphasis to theory and practice in teaching English in secondary schools. Special emphases of the course include the following: planning, selecting, and evaluating instructional materials; classroom management, group interaction, and discipline; evaluating and reporting on pupil progress; and performing other instructional duties related to high school teaching. This course includes an assessment component and extensive field experience in the secondary English classroom. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Recommended immediately prior to Student Teaching. Field experience required. (3-6-5)

EDSC 4080. Mathematics Content Pedagogy, Assessment, and Application. An analysis of the mathematical content of grades 7-12, its organization, and presentation. Factors and activities contributing to the learning of this mathematical content will be covered. Math lab equipment, calculators, and computers will be utilized. Assessment will be a major component. Designed for secondary mathematics teachers. Recommended immediately prior to Student Teaching. Field experience required. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Offered every Fall semester. (3-6-5)

EDSC 4090. Science Content Pedagogy, Assessment, and Application. A course designed to help develop classroom techniques and laboratory work and daily planning for teachers of the sciences at the high school level. This course includes an assessment component and extensive field experience in the secondary science classroom. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Taught Spring semester in even numbered years. Field experience required. (3-6-5)

EDSC 4100. History Content Pedagogy, Assessment, and Application. A course designed to develop instructional skills in the secondary history classroom. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-6-5)

EDSC 4960. High School Student and Organization. A survey of the history, philosophy, and organization of the high school. In addition, a comprehensive examination of the early adolescent learner in relation to learning theory, developmental theory and emotional growth theory. Extensive field experiences include observations and implementations of lessons for the high school student in area high schools. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSC 4970, EDSC 4980, EDSC 4990. (2-3-3)

EDSC 4970. Student Teaching in Secondary School. Observations and teaching with emphasis on content knowledge under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSC 4960, EDSC 4980, EDSC 4990. (0-10.6-3)

EDSC 4980. Student Teaching in Secondary School. Observations and teaching with emphasis on teaching skills under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSC 4960, EDSC 4980, EDSC 4990. (0-10-3)

EDSC 4990. Student Teaching in Secondary School. Observations and teaching with emphasis on professionalism under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSC 4960, EDSC 4980, EDSC 4990. (0-10.6-3)

EDUCATION - SPECIAL EDUCATION (P-12)

EDUC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDSP courses.

EDSP 2010. Introduction to Special Education. A study of the identification, characteristics, and educational needs of exceptional individuals. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 2130. Teaching Individuals with Severe and Profound Disabilities. A study of the characteristics, nature, and education of individuals with severe/profound disabilities. Course includes materials and methods for teaching intellectually disabled, emotionally disturbed, physically disabled, and multi-disabled individuals. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 2990. Professional, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Special Education. Explores the teacher’s commitment to local, state, and national professional organizations. Required of all Special Education majors. May be repeated for credit. Professional standards, ethics, and teacher dispositions are emphasized. (1-0-1)

EDSP 4051. Inclusion and Collaborative Strategies. Methods for effective inclusion and models for collaboration and co-teaching in interrelated special education settings. Includes techniques for locating and utilizing appropriate community resources to increase support and services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. Co-Requisites: EDSP 4970, EDSP 4980, EDSP 4990. (4-0-4)

EDSP 4060. Acquisition and Development of Language. A study of the speech and language development of  individuals from birth to adolescence with emphasis on normal language development and possible deviations demonstrated by pupils with disabilities. Diagnostic instruments with implications for educational methods, materials, and communication techniques are studied. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4110. Nature of Intellectual Disabilities. Social, emotional, and cognitive characteristics and education of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4210. Nature of Behavior Disorders. Social, emotional and cognitive characteristics of individuals with behavior disorders. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4310. Nature of Learning Disabilities. Social, emotional, and cognitive characteristics of  individuals with specific learning disabilities. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4510. Assessment of Learners with Disabilities. Educational and adaptive behavior assessment of pupils with disabilities. Emphasis on basic measurement concepts and procedures for the administration of informal, standardized, and curriculum-based assessment instruments. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4520. Special Education Block Internship. Supervised internship in public school special education settings. Empahsis on applying knowledge of content in order to plan and implement curriculum; use effective principles of methodology, behavior management, and professionalism under the supervision of certified in-service teachers and a university supervisor. Pre-requisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. (3-2-4)

EDSP 4550. Assistive Technology. Survey of current assistive technology available for use to improve the physical, social, communication, and learning abilities of individuals with disabilities. Techniques for the effective use of technology to provide effective individualization, evaluation, scheduling, and inclusion, of pupils with disabilities. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to the Teacher Education program. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4610. Effective Instruction for Individuals with Mild Disabilities. Application of research-based instructional methods and best practices for individuals with mild disabilities. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. (3-2-4)

EDSP 4620. Classroom and Behavior Management for Individuals with Disabilities. Classroom and behavior management procedures and techniques based on principles of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis on strategies that promote effective learning, increase achievement, and improve pro-social behavior. Field experience required. Prerequisites: EDSP 2010 and Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDSP 4970. Student Teaching in Special Education. Observations and teaching with emphasis on content knowledge under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in the field of intended certification. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSP 4051, EDSP 4980, EDSP 4990. (0-10-3)

EDSP 4980. Student Teaching in Special Education. Observations and teaching with emphasis on teaching skills under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in the field of intended certification. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSP 4051, EDSP 4980, EDSP 4990. (0-10-3)

EDSP 4990. Student Teaching in Special Education. Observations and teaching with emphasis on professionalism under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in the field of intended certification. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDSP 4051, EDSP 4980, EDSP 4990. (0-10-3)

EDUCATION - PROFESSIONAL (P-12)

EDUC 2010, EDUC 2030, EDSP 2010, and Admission to Teacher Education are prerequisites for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDUC courses.

EDUC 2010. Introduction to Education. A comprehensive overview of American Education and the teaching profession. Content focuses on teaching as a career, the historical and philosophical basis of American education, the relationship between schools and society, the structure of schools including governance, curriculum, financing, and legal provisions, and the changing role of schools and teachers. EDUC 2010 is a prerequisite for all upper level (3000-4000 level) EDUC courses. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDUC 2030. Human Growth and Development. This course focuses on the examination of issues in human growth and development from conception through aging with special readings, assignments, and field experiences. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

EDUC 3115. Mathematics and Science Instruction for Individuals with Mild Disabilities. The focus of this course is to provide integrated mathematics and science instructional strategies for future teachers (grades P-12). An emphasis will be placed on the roles of planning and implementation of these strategies with individuals with mild disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. (2-2-3)

EDUC 3200. Audio-Visual and Technology. An introduction to a wide range of audio-visual materials and equipment available for classroom use. The course will focus on the development of skills necessary for effective audio-visual production and utilization. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDUC 3400. The Learner and Learning Process in a Multicultural Context. This course focuses on the application of the knowledge of growth and development of P-12 students within a multicultural school setting. In addition, the course examines various theories of learning, including cognitive, constructivist, behaviorist and social/cultural. It explores the influences of these theories on how humans as individuals and social beings learn, and their implications for structuring teaching and learning activities in P-12 classrooms. Through planned field experiences, teacher candidates will apply course information to diverse classroom settings. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (2-2-3)

EDUC 4000. Senior Seminar in Teaching. A seminar for seniors in education on selected topics of classroom management, application, research and techniques. (3-0-3)

EDUC 4150. Problems in Classroom Management. A study of classroom problems and effective management techniques. May be repeated for credit. (1-0-1 or 2-0-2 or 3-0-3)

EDUC 4400. Materials and Methods of Teaching Physical Education. A course designed to present materials and instructional methods which will help preservice teachers of physical education gain an in-depth understanding of the teaching process related to P-12 teaching. Directed observation in the public schools is required of all students. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (3-4-4)

EDUC 4510. Educational Measurements and Evaluation. A basic overview of formal and informal tests and measurements used in gathering information or making decisions about students. Includes test construction, selection, interpretation, and administration. (3-0-3)

EDUC 4960. Practicum in Grades P-12. A supervised field experience for children in grades P-12. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDUC 4970, EDUC 4980, EDUC 4990. (0-8-3)

EDUC 4970. Student Teaching in Grades P-12. Observations and teaching with emphasis on content knowledge under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected elementary, middle, and secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequiste: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDUC 4960, EDUC 4980, EDUC 4990. (0-10-3)

EDUC 4980. Student Teaching in Grades P-12. Observations and teaching with emphasis on teaching skills under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected elementary, middle, and secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Pre-requisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDUC 4960, EDUC 4970, EDUC 4990. (0-10-3)

EDUC 4990. Student Teaching in Grades P-12. Observations and teaching with emphasis on professionalism under the direction of an approved cooperating teacher in selected elementary, middle, and secondary schools. A seminar component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching. Co-Requisites: EDUC 4960, EDUC 4970, EDUC 4980. (0-10-3)

ENGLISH (REGENTS' REMEDIATION)

ENGL 0094. Regents’ Essay Remediation. A remedial course, the purpose of which is to prepare students to write acceptable essays for the University System of Georgia Regents’ Examination. The course includes concentrated essay writing practice and an intense review of grammar. Laboratory requirement. This course is designed for those who failed to pass the essay portion of the Regents’ Examination.  (3-1-3)

ENGL 0095. Regents’ Reading Remediation. Instruction and practice in reading techniques with an emphasis on increasing reading comprehension, retention, and speed. This course is designed for those who failed to pass the reading portion of the Regents’ Examination. Laboratory requirement. (3-1-3)

ENGLISH

ENGL 1101. Composition I. ENGL 1101 is a composition course focusing on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with an emphasis on writing improvement. However, the course also seeks to strengthen critical thinking skills and the ability to read with understanding. A grade of C is required for advancement to ENGL 1102. Prerequisite: The student must meet regular entrance requirements of the college or have completed the Learning Support English requirement. (3-0-3)

ENGL 1102. Composition II. A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advanced research methods. A minimum grade of C is required. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in ENGL 1101 or equivalent. (3-0-3)

ENGL 2110. World Literature. A survey of important works of world literature.  Prerequisites:  ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above.  (3-0-3)

ENGL 2120.  British Literature.  A survey of important works of British literature. Prerequisites:  ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above.  (3-0-3)

ENGL 2130.  American Literature.  A survey of important works of American literature. Prerequisites:  ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above.  (3-0-3)

ENGL 2200.  Introduction to Professional Writing.  The course is designed to help writers understand and practice writing skills as employed across the professions.  Students will be asked to master basic writing conventions and publishing procedures for journalistic, technical, managerial, creative, or scientific writing.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 1102.  (3-0-3)

Upper-level English courses specifically required for the B.A. Programs are offered on an annual basis; electives are rotated on a two or more year cycle. Contact the department office for further information. ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and ENGL 2110, or ENGL 2120, or ENGL 2130 are prerequisites for all upper-level courses.

ENGL 3210. Advanced Grammar. The syntax and philology of the English language, recommended to students interested in teaching and writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.  (3-0-3)

ENGL 3220. Advanced Composition. A course in advanced composition with emphasis on the various methods of discourse as a basis for individual writing and for the teaching of writing. The course also includes a study of research in the teaching of writing. Recommended for students who are interested in writing and in teaching writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3230. Creative Writing. A workshop course in writing and literary criticism. Recommended to students whose test scores and performance indicate above average aptitude in English. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3240. Technical Writing. The course focuses on career oriented writing, with emphasis on the scientific, technological, and managerial areas. The course provides practice in various types of writing—such as reports, proposals, and instructions—that apply to these areas and teaches the special skills needed. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3245. Technical Writing in a Specific Discipline. The course provides a general background in career oriented writing in science, technology, and management and focuses on writing in the particular discipline in which the student is majoring. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3310. Backgrounds for Literature. The philosophical and psychological nature of mythology; dimensions of mythology in literature with emphasis on selected literary works. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3320. The Bible as Literature. Offers intensive study primarily of the Old Testament, focusing on the Bible’s influence on Western thought and literature while also examining archetypal patterns, literary genres, and literary techniques found in the Bible. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3340. The Novel. The history, development, and characteristics of the novel as a literary genre; parallel novels and literary criticism. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3350. The Short Story. A study of selected short stories with emphasis on development of interpretive and analytical skills of the student. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3360. Contemporary Literature: Modern Prose. This course examines modern fiction from the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Novelists and short story writers who best express modern man’s experiences are read. Dostoyevsky, Nietzche, Faulkner, Salinger, Bellow, and others are included. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3370.  Modern Poetry. A study of some of the outstanding poets of the twentieth century with emphasis on evaluation of their poetry. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3410. Southern Literature. A study in depth of the leading figures of the Southern Literary Renaissance, with special emphasis on the social, political, and economic conditions in the post-bellum South that led to its development. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3420. African American Literature. Survey of literature by African American writers; emphasis on major novelists, on appreciation of the main intellectual and artistic concerns of the African American culture, and on the role of literature within that culture. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3430 World Survey of Film Narrative. A study of a number of major film directors, the history of film-making and its techniques, and an introduction to film theory. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 3955.  Colloquium I.  Seminar for majors in the junior year of study.  Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (1-0-1)

ENGL 4010. Literature for Young Adults. A comprehensive study of young adult literature, including non-Western authors as well as literature representative of racial and ethnic groups, appropriate for students in secondary school programs, with emphasis on teaching techniques. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4020. History of the English Language. The development of the English Language from the Indo-European family of language to present-day English, both British and American. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4110. Chaucer. The man, his works, and his influence on the language. The Canterbury Tales and minor poems. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4115.  Medieval English Literature.  Focused study in an area of medieval English literature, such as Chaucer, Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry, or Arthurian literature.  Some of the course reading will be in either Old or Middle English depending upon the specific topic of the course. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4120. Shakespeare I. A study of non-dramatic and dramatic works with attention to the comedies and selected tragedies. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4125. Shakespeare II. A study of non-dramatic and dramatic works with attention to the histories, selected tragedies, and romances. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4130. English Drama to 1642. English Drama to 1642 traces the development of drama from its beginnings in medieval times to the closing of the theaters by the Puritans in 1642. Shakespeare’s plays are not included in this course. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4135.  Renaissance English Literature.  Focused study in an area of renaissance English literature, such as Spenser, the sonnet, or Jacobean drama. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4140. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature. A study of the literature of Dryden, Swift, Addison, Steele, Johnson, Goldsmith and other eighteenth-century writers. Attention is given to the philosophical and literary currents of the period. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4150. Romantic Movement in England. The works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4160. Victorian Literature. The works of the major Victorian writers with emphasis on Tennyson and Browning. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4200.  Colonial & Federalist American Literature.  The development of American literature from its colonial beginnings through the nascent federal government; emphasis on the main intellectual currents. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4210. Romanticism in American Literature. The works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe. Prerequisite:Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4220. Realism in American Literature. The prose of Twain, Howells, James, Wharton, Crane, Steinbeck, and Hemingway, with special emphasis on the growth of the novel in America, conditions which fostered the growth of realism and its further development into naturalism. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4910. Nineteenth Century English Poetry. An in-depth study of the works of one or two major British poets. The poets to be studied will vary. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4930.  Special Topics in Women’s Literature.  A seminar on a major author or authors, movement, or theme in women’s literature.  Prerequisite:  Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair.  (3-0-3)

ENGL 4940.  Special Topics in Literature and Language.  A seminar on a major author, or authors, or theme in English studies not offered in the present catalogue of courses. Prerequisite: Completion of Core Areas C and F; or approval of the department chair. (3-0-3)

ENGL 4955.  Colloquium II.  Seminar for majors in the senior year of study.  Prerequisite:  12 hours of upper-level English courses with a C or better; or approval of department chair.  (1-0-1)

ENGL 4970. English Internship. English related internships for qualified students. Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 required. (0-V-3)

ENGL 4971. English Internship. English related internships for qualified students. Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 required. (0-V-3)

ENGL 4972. English Internship. English related internships for qualified students. Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 required. (0-V-3)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (LEARNING SUPPORT ENGLISH)

ENLA 0098, 0099.  English Language Arts.  A two-semester sequence of courses required of those Learning Support students whose performance on the placement tests indicates the need for at least one semester of basic instruction.  These courses offer instruction in reading, basic usage and grammar skills, and composition.  Students may exit after the first course or must continue in the second course.  The course may be repeated with an S (satisfactory) grade.  One hour of lab work is required.  (4-1-4)

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (Center for Asian Studies)

ESL 0100. Basic Writing. A course designed to introduce basic English language students to the mechanics of sentences and paragraphs with ample writing practice.

ESL 0110. Listening & Speaking I. A listening and speaking course for special programs designed for basic-intermediate level students in North American English that introduces listening from a schema approach to processing language, which promotes active learning, listening, and speaking within the practiced situations.

ESL 0120. Basic Grammar. A course designed to introduce beginning non-native speakers of English to the form, meaning and usage of basic structures of English and to provide them with ample opportunities for practicing these structures.

ESL 0130. Basic Reading. A course designed to help basic students develop “top-down” reading skills, increase vocabulary, understand a bit about American culture and read for pleasure.

ESL 0200. Intermediate Writing. A course for special groups designed for intermediate students. It focuses on writing skills for paragraph development.

ESL 0210. Listening & Speaking II- Idioms. A listening and speaking course for intermediate to advanced students designed to introduce and familiarize the most frequently occurring idiomatic expressions. The materials will be changed each session, so the course can be repeated.

ESL 0211. Listening & Speaking II – Pronunciation. A comprehensive, thorough overview of the American sound system to guide the intermediate-advanced English language learner in the development of clear speech and appropriate intonation.

ESL 0212. Listening & Speaking II – TOEFL. A course designed to prepare intermediate students with the skills, strategies, practice and confidence they need to increase their scores on the Listening section of the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Test.

ESL 0213. Listening & Speaking II – Movies. A listening and speaking course for intermediate to advanced students designed to introduce and familiarize them with American culture and language through classic movies. One course for each level may be offered each session. The materials will be changed each session, so the course can be repeated.

ESL 0220. Intermediate Grammar. A course designed to present the form, meaning and usage of fundamental grammatical structures of English at an intermediate level of instruction to provide students with ample opportunities for practicing these structures.

ESL 0230. Intermediate Reading. A course designed to help intermediate students develop reading skills, increase vocabulary and speed, and read for pleasure.

ESL 0300. Advanced Writing. A course for special programs designed to help advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students improve writing skills, from preplanning to preparing final drafts. The course focuses on the development of creativity and critical thinking in writing.

ESL 0310. Listening & Speaking III – Fluency. A course designed to help high-intermediate through advanced students develop the ability to communicate more fluently and accurately by integrating listening, speaking, and pronunciation.

ESL 0311. Listening & Speaking III – Pronunciation. A course designed to develop high-intermediate through advanced students’ ability to communicate more fluently and accurately through conversation practice on specific topics in pair and group work and sometimes with native speakers/peer tutors.

ESL 0312. Listening & Speaking III – TOEFL. A course designed to prepare advanced students with the skills, strategies, practice and confidence they need to increase their scores on the Listening section of the TOEFL Test.

ESL 0313. Listening & Speaking III – Movies. A listening and speaking course for advanced students designed to teach American culture and language through classic movies. The materials will be changed each session, so the course can be repeated.

ESL 0320. Advanced Grammar- NON-TOEFL. A course for special programs designed for advanced grammar students to address those areas of English that they have not mastered and to become more fluent in both written and spoken English by learning to self-monitor.

ESL 0325. Advanced Grammar – TOEFL. A course designed to prepare advanced students with the skills, strategies, practice and confidence they need to increase their scores on the Listening section of the Test of English as a Foregin Language (TOEFL) Test.

ESL 0330. Advanced Reading. A course designed to offer advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students opportunities to improve reading skills, vocabulary, and critical thinking, as well as to better understand American culture through the reading of classic novels and textbooks.

ESL 0400. Bridge (High-Advanced) Writing. An eight-week course for special programs and summer designed to prepare advanced ESL students to express their own ideas and incorporate other sources for support in their writing for academic classes and working positions.

ESL 0410. Listening & Speaking IV – Fluency. A course designed to help high-advanced students develop the ability to communicate more fluently and accurately by integrating listening, speaking, and pronunciation.

ESL 0411. Listinging & Speaking IV – Pronunciation. A course designed to develop high-advanced students’ ability to communicate more fluently and accurately through conversation practice on specific topics in pair and group work and sometimes with native speakers/peer tutors.

ESL 0412. Listening & Speaking IV – TOEFL. A course designed to prepare high-advanced students with the skills, strategies, practice and confidence they need to increase their scores on the Listening section of the TOEFL Test.

ESL 0413. Listening & Speaking IV – Movies. A listening and speaking course for high-advanced students to teach American culture and language through classic movies. The materials will be changed each session, so the course can be repeated.

ESL 0430. Bridge (High-Advanced) Reading. A course using academic material and classic fiction to bridge the gap between ESL students and academic work by improving and reading skills, expanding vocabulary and critical thinking skills, learning more about American culture, and by performing research for a paper (done in the writing class). This class will read different material every semester, so it can be repeated twice.

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES- NURSING

ESPN 0101. Oral Communication for Nurses I. A listening and speaking course designed to introduce low level and intermediate ESL students to the American health care environment and to provide ample opportunity for practicing the communication skills necessary to communicate in daily life and healthcare situations.

ESPN 0201. Oral Communication for Nurses II. A course designed to prepare high intermediate and advanced ESL students to communicate effectively in healthcare work and daily life situations.

ESPN 0301. Oral Communication for Nurses III. A course designed to prepare advanced ESL students (nurses) to communicate effectively in order that they can successfully complete the TOEFL Test of Spoken English. The course can be repeated because subject matter changes.

FRENCH

FREN 1001. Elementary French I. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing in French and to the culture of French-speaking peoples. Not open to students with two or more years of high school French. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of French. Not open to native speakers. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 1002. Elementary French II. Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French with further study of the culture of French-speaking peoples. Prerequisite: FREN 1001 or two entrance units in French. Not open to native speakers. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 2001. Intermediate French I. Continued emphasis in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with study of the culture of French-speaking people. Prerequisite: FREN 1002 or two entrance units in French. Not open to native speakers. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 2002. Intermediate French II. An intensive review of French grammar. Selected readings with conversations and compositions based on the reading. Prerequisite: FREN 2001 or acceptable scores on the placement test. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 3000. French Grammar & Composition. A thorough review and expansion of the main grammatical concepts, rules, and applications studies in the FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002 courses. A practical application of grammatical study through translations (English to French), formal/informal writing, some listening and speaking, and refinement of self-editing skills. This is an on-line, asynchronous WebCT course. (3-0-3)

FREN 3110. French Culture and Civilization I. A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic developments of France up to modern times.  Conducted in French.  Prerequisite:  FREN 2002 or permission of the department chair.  This is an on-line, asynchronous Web-CT course.  (3-0-3)

FREN 3120. French Culture and Civilization II. A survey of the historical, sociological, philosophical, literary, and artistic development of modern-day France and the Francophone world.  Conducted in French.  Prerequisite:  FREN 2002 or permission of the instructor.  This is an on-line, asynchronous Web-CT course.  (3-0-3)

FREN 3510. French Literature Through the Sixteenth Century. A study of the development of French literary genres and ideas from the ninth century through the sixteenth. Special attention to Rabelais, the Pléiade, and Montaigne. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 3520. French Literature of the Seventeenth Century. A study of seventeenth century Classicism with emphasis on the theater of Corneille, Molière, and Racine. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 3530. French Literature of the Eighteenth Century. Emphasis on the French philosophers Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Diderot. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 3540. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century. Emphasis on the development and influence of French Romanticism, Parnassianism, symbolism, realism, and naturalism. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 3550. French Literature of the Twentieth Century. A general survey of the outstanding works of drama, poetry, and prose. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 4010. Advanced Conversation and Phonetics. An intensive study of the French phonetic system with emphasis on improving pronunciation, vocabulary, syntax, and general fluency of expression in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. (3-0-3)

FREN 4030. The Contemporary French Novel. A brief review of the background of the development of the French novel from its earliest manifestations with the main emphasis placed on reading and analyzing approximately ten full-length twentieth century novels: Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 4040. Contemporary French Drama. An overall view of contemporary French drama with specific emphasis on reading and analyzing at least one entire play of approximately ten outstanding twentieth century dramatists. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

FREN 4110. Advanced Grammar and Composition. A detailed and comprehensive coverage of the structure of French grammar. Emphasis on grammatical analysis, oral and written drills, translation, and compositions. Conducted in French.  Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or permission of the department chair. This is an on-line, asynchronous Web-CT course.  (3-0-3)

FREN 4210.  Business French.  An introduction to the economic and business practices of contemporary France and the Francophone world.  Conducted in French.  Prerequisite:  FREN 2002 or permission of the department chair.  This is an on-line, asynchronous Web-CT course.  (3-0-3)

FREN 4950, 4960, 4970. Study Abroad. An intensive study of French language and culture in the native environment. Designed for students who participate in the University System approved programs or in any other comparable program for which approval has been given prior to the study abroad. Up to 9 hours of credit may be given upon successful completion of the program. Prerequisite: FREN 2002 or the equivalent.

GEOGRAPHY

Note: Geography courses numbered 3000 and above are not open to freshmen.

GEOG 1101. Introduction to Human Geography. A survey of global patterns of resources, population, culture, and economic systems. Emphasis is placed upon the factors contributing to these patterns and the distinctions between the technologically advanced and less advanced regions of the world. Not open to students with prior credit in SOSC 1101. (3-0-3)

GEOG 4550. Problems in Political Geography. A study of the impact of geography on world politics. (3-0-3)

GEOG 4800. Geography of the Western Hemisphere. An analysis focusing on significant physical features, people, resources, and problems of North and South America. (3-0-3)

GEOG 4820. Geography of Latin America. Significant physical features, population groups, economic resources and activities, and effects of geographic factors on Latin American development. (3-0-3)

GEOG 4830. Geography of Europe and Russia. Geography of Europe and Russia. Peoples, resources, geographic considerations of the region. (3-0-3)

GEOG 4850. Geography of Africa and the Middle East. An analysis focusing on significant physical features, people, resources, and problems. (3-0-3)

GEOLOGY

GEOL 1121. Introductory Geosciences I. To provide students with an introduction to our dynamic planet which includes processes that create Earth materials in the form of minerals and rocks and those geologic events which shape the Earth’s surface. (3-2-4)

GEOL 1122. Introductory Geosciences II. To introduce students to the evidence for a long and dynamic Earth history, the methods of logical interpretation of that evidence, and a brief summary of important events in the Earth’s history. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 1211. The Earth’s Evolving Environment. An introduction to the history of the Earth’s natural environment. Particular attention is focused on methods of inferring past atmospheric, oceanographic, and geographic changes and their effects on biological diversity. (3-0-3)

GEOL 1221. Solar System Exploration. A survey course designed to expose students to the nature and wonders of our solar system. The course will also cover the methods of space exploration which includes the Apollo lunar missions to the current on-going efforts such as the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Surveyor missions. The possibility of extraterrestrial life in the solar system and beyond will also be covered. (3-0-3)

GEOL 3111.  Environmental Geology. A study of human interaction with the environment. Topics include natural hazards, land use, waste management, and geologic aspects of environmental health. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3121. Mineralogy. A study of naturally occurring crystalline substances. Laboratory work focuses on the physical, chemical and crystallographic characteristics of important rock-forming and economic minerals. Lectures emphasize the generation and geologic occurrences of these minerals. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3131. Optical Mineralogy. An introductory section on physical optics will provide a basis for understanding the interaction of light and minerals. The petrographic microscope will then be used to distinguish the common rock-forming minerals, obtain compositional information, and decipher geologic histories. Prerequisite: GEOL 3121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3211. Invertebrate Paleobiology. Paleontology has traditionally served the Earth sciences primarily as a tool for determining the ages of rocks and inferring how they correlate from place to place. More recently it has become apparent that paleontology provides a unique historical viewpoint on the evolution of the natural environment. This course introduces students to the basic evidence of the Earth’s past life available to paleontologists, assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of that evidence, and the logical application of that evidence to both traditional problems of correlation and to modern discussion of the evolutionary history of the Earth’s environment. Prerequisite: GEOL 1122 and permission of instructor. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3311. Oceanography. The physical, chemical, geological, and biological characteristics of the ocean and the interactions between the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121 (3-2-4)

GEOL 3411. Introduction to Geomorphology. An examination of the basic tectonic and erosional processes that influence the appearance of the Earth’s surface, and the landforms that result from them. Emphasis will be on characterizing landforms descriptively and numerically, and inferring the processes responsible for their formation. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3511. Structural Geology. An introduction to the techniques and terminology used in the recognition and description of rock structures. An introductory section on rock mechanics will provide a basis for distinguishing and evaluating the rock properties and stress responsible for the contrasting styles of deformation. Prerequisite: GEOL 1122. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3611. Economic Mineral Resources. A survey of economic mineral deposits, designed to provide both the student preparing for a career in geology and one interested in minerals with fundamental information regarding the principles and processes of mineral formation. Prerequisite: GEOL 3121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 3621, 3622, 3623. Instrumental Analysis in the Geosciences. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn operational procedures for specific research instrumentation housed within the Department (e.g., x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscope, etc.). In addition, the students will learn the theory behind the instrumentation, the various applications of this analytical tool, and how to interpret the resulting analytical data. 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or Department Chair. (1-0-1)

GEOL 4211. Hydrogeology. This course will provide a basic understanding of the intricate environmental relationships between man, groundwater quality, and groundwater management; and the consequences of ignoring/neglecting those interactions. The general objective will be accomplished through classic textbook teaching, onsite field training, hands-on computer work, and professional guest lectures. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121, GEOL 1122, GEOL 4311, MATH 1113, CHEM 1211, PHYS 1111 suggested, or permission of instructor. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4212. Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry. The quality of both surface water and groundwater systems will be examined in the context of natural geologic settings and anthropogenic activities. Chemical composition, constituent behavior, and factors controlling the rates and nature of chemical reactions that take place as water moves through various components of hydrologic cycle will be studied in forms of lecture, hands-on experiments both in the laboratory and in the field, and problem-solving exercises. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4311. Sedimentation and Sedimentary Petrology. Sedimentation deals with the study of sediment properties, transport mechanisms/dynamics, and the development of sedimentary structures as tools for interpreting paleoenvironments and for predicting rock texture. Sedimentary petrology involves understanding how weathering processes, transport mechanisms, and depositional systems leave interpretable records of themselves in rocks. Petrographic characteristics of the more common sedimentary rocks are examined in this context. Prerequisite: GEOL 3121. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4411. Stratigraphy. Principles of stratigraphy as applied to interpreting the relative and absolute ages of rocks and their local and global correlation. The course will also examine techniques for interpreting specific environments of deposition based on lithology, fossil content, and stratigraphic characteristics, and the application of combined facies and age assessments to understanding the evolution of depositional basins and their strata. Prerequisite: GEOL 4311. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4511. Remote Sensing in the Earth and Planetary Sciences. An introduction to one of the essential tools used by today’s scientific community. The course will cover modern methods of gathering remotely sensed data through aerial photography, satellite electro-optical systems and microwave and acoustical sensors. Applications in geology/planetary science, oceanography, environmental science, archaeology, forestry, and urban planning will be covered. Prerequisite: GEOL 1121, PHYS 1111 or 1112, MATH 1111. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4611. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. This class will introduce the modern techniques and tools of spatial data analysis. Lecture material will focus on the common terminology, software, hardware and techniques utilized in geographic information systems. Applications in scientific research, county and city planning, environmental projects and desktop mapping will be demonstrated and discussed. Lab exercises will involve spatial data collection and conversion, project structuring and presentation, and data interpretation. Prerequisite: None, but a general computer background is required. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4711. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. A study of the origins, characteristics, and classifications of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Petrographic, geochemical, and structural data will be used to evaluate the origins and tectonic significance of specific rock suites. Prerequisite: GEOL 3131. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4811. Introduction to Geophysics. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the physics of the Earth and with geophysical methods. Topics include the interior structure and properties of the Earth, seismology, gravimetry, magnetics, heat flow, age of the Earth, and dynamics and structure of the Earth. Topics of college physics are assumed. Calculus-based physics is desirable but not necessary. A course in computer science is desirable. Prerequisite: MATH 1113, PHYS 1112 or 2212, GEOL 3511, or permission of instructor. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4821. Environmental Geophysics. The student will identify which geophysical methods are used by industry and academia to solve environmental problems, and be able to associate seismic, potential field, electrical and electromagnetic methods with the particular problems to which the methods are best suited. The student will analyze and integrate the physical theory, field methodology, and interpretation of each method with geologic and engineering information to solve problems using real data sets. The student will also summarize and critique recent publications in the fields of engineering and environmental geophysics. Prerequisites: GEOL 1122 and MATH 1111. (3-2-4).

GEOL 4911. Senior Seminar. Will provide senior geology majors with an opportunity to prepare and deliver presentations within various fields of the geosciences. Presentations will be followed by a critical review and discussion from their peers and faculty members. Prerequisite: Senior standing in geology. (1-0-1)

GEOL 4921. Geotectonics. An overview of the major structural and compositional features of the Earth and the modern theories that explain their origin and development. A combination of paleontologic, petrologic, stratigraphic, structural and geophysical data from various global locations will be examined and interpreted. Prerequisite: GEOL 4711, GEOL 3511, GEOL 4411. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4931. Field Methods. An introduction to the current techniques and equipment used in the collection and interpretation of geologic field data. The course will not only examine classical techniques in sampling, surveying, and mapping, but will also provide field and lab experience using GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) equipment and software. Several half-day and extended field trips will focus on observational and interpretative skills, while follow-up projects will emphasize technical writing and effective data presentation. Prerequisite: GEOL 4411, GEOL 3511. (3-2-4)

GEOL 4941. Senior Thesis I. The course will provide seniors with the opportunity of collecting scientific data via laboratory and/or field work as part of an original research project. Prior to enrollment in Senior Thesis I, the student will submit a research proposal which will be reviewed and approved by his or her Thesis Director. Prerequisite: Senior status with all required upper-level geology, math, and applied science courses completed. (0-1-1)

GEOL 4942. Senior Thesis II. This portion of Senior Thesis requires the student to employ critical and analytical thinking. Data collected in Senior Thesis I must be compiled and then evaluated for its scientific validity. Subsequently, conclusions must be drawn from this information. The significance of the findings in relation to the common body of knowledge in the geosciences will also be addressed by the student. All data collection methods, results and conclusions will be submitted to the Thesis Director in a specified journal format and will also be presented either at a professional meeting or an in-house seminar. Prerequisite: completion of GEOL 4941. (0-1-1)

HISTORY

Note: History courses numbered 3000 and above are not open to freshmen.

HIST 1111. World Civilization I. A survey of world history to early modern times. (3-0-3)

HIST 1112. World Civilization II. A survey of world history from early modern times to the present. May be taken before HIST 1111. (3-0-3)

HIST 2111. U.S. History I. Discovery of the Western World through the Civil War. A Passing grade in this course satisfies the U. S. history and Georgia history requirements of Georgia State Code 32-171. (3-0-3)

HIST 2112. U.S. History II. Reconstruction Period to the present. May be taken before HIST 2111. A passing grade in this course satisfies the U.S. history and Georgia history requirements of Georgia Code 32-171. (3-0-3)

HIST 2500. The Study of History. An introduction to the study of history. Required of all history majors. (2-0-2)

HIST 3110. Medieval Civilization. Europe from the fifth through the fifteenth century. (3-0-3)

HIST 3510. American Colonial History. Major developments between 1492 and 1789. (3-0-3)

HIST 3530. United States History, 1789-1848. From the beginning of the national period until the end of the Jacksonian era. (3-0-3)

HIST 3570. Civil War and Reconstruction. An in-depth study of the Civil War and Reconstruction period of U.S. History, focusing on the background, political, social, economic, and military aspects of the period. (3-0-3)

HIST 3730. History of the Old South. A study of the Old South during the first half of the 19th century. Topics for study include the economic system of the Old South, slavery, antebellum Southern politics, and social and intellectual patterns of the Old South. (3-0-3)

HIST 3740. Religion and the American South.  An examination of the fundamental relationship between religion and Southern society. (3-0-3)

HIST 3770. Black-American History. The role of African-Americans in the Western Hemisphere, with special emphasis on the struggles of African-Americans for equality and their contributions to American progress. (3-0-3)

HIST 3810. History of Georgia. A survey of the history of Georgia from the beginning to the present. Of particular significance to prospective teachers in elementary and secondary schools. A passing grade in this course satisfies history of Georgia and the Constitution of Georgia requirements of Georgia State Code 32-171. (3-0-3)

HIST 4000. Historiography. A capstone senior seminar course required of all history majors. Survey of leading writers who have produced the major historical works, with special emphasis on the intellectual and cultural influences which helped to shape their historical interpretations. Prerequisite: 15 hours of upper division history or permission of the instructor. (3-0-3)

HIST 4050. Early Modern Europe. Absolutism and Enlightenment, Europe between 1500 and 1715. (3-0-3)

HIST 4060. Europe 1715-1815. (3-0-3)

HIST 4100. Nineteenth Century Europe. Europe between 1814 and 1914. (3-0-3)

HIST 4110. Europe in the Twentieth Century. A history of Europe since 1914. The main political, social, economic, cultural, international, and intellectual movements will be considered. (3-0-3)

HIST 4120. Modern Russia. This course will examine the development of Russia from the reign of Peter I to the present democratic government. Initial lectures will address the geographic setting and the medieval background of Russian history. Among the major topics covered will be the reforms of Peter I, the institution of serfdom and the efforts to retain and reform it, Russia’s cycle of war, revolution and civil war at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Soviet State, the Second World War, the Cold War, the collapse of communism. The lecture will examine the political, cultural, and economic aspects of these topics. (3-0-3)

HIST 4130. Eastern Europe. This course will examine the major events in the history of Eastern Europe. Among the major topics covered will be the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Hapsburg Empire, national revivals, the World Wars, Communist domination and the collapse of Communism. The lectures will examine the political, cultural and economic aspects of these topics.

HIST 4210. The History and Government of Latin America. Factors, forces, and personalities which have shaped the destiny of Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to present. (3-0-3)

HIST 4220. Problems of Latin American History in the 20th Century. The outstanding problems, in historical perspective, of twentieth-century Latin America. (3-0-3)

HIST 4290. United States-Latin American Relations. Various phases and aspects of United States-Latin American relations, especially since 1900. (3-0-3)

HIST 4300. History of Mexico. The outstanding political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Mexico since 1810. (3-0-3)

HIST 4540. United States History, 1877-1920. Populist and Progressive Eras, 1877-1920. (3-0-3)

HIST 4550. Twentieth Century U. S. World War I to the present. (3-0-3)

HIST 4561.  U.S. Social History.  A study of selected and representative social, cultural, and intellectual themes in American history.  (3-0-3)

HIST 4600. History of England to 1603. (3-0-3)

HIST 4610. History of England Since 1603. (3-0-3)

HIST 4770. African History. A survey of the forces, factors, and personalities which have influenced the history of Africa. (3-0-3)

HIST 4800. Emergence of the Third World. The main political, economic, social, and cultural developments associated with the emergence of the Third World (Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East). (3-0-3)

HIST 4900. Special Topics in History. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in history. (3-0-3)

HIST 4920. History Internship. History related internships are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for information. Concurrent enrollment in INTN4920 is required. (0-7-3)

HIST 4930. History Internship. History related internships are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for information. Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 is required. (0-7-3)

HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

HPER 2010. Lifeguarding. A course designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around water. (1-2-2)

HPER 2020. Substance Abuse and the Athlete. A course designed to acquaint the student/athlete with substance abuse in today’s society with emphasis on special problems in the athletic community. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (2-0-2)

HPER 2040. Sports Appreciation. Designed for students who are unable to participate in sports activities, with special emphasis being placed on aiding the student in becoming more knowledgeable and appreciative as a spectator or participant. (2-0-2)

HPER 2050. Physical Education for Early Childhood Teachers. The purpose of this course is to enable teacher candidates to plan, organize and conduct a physical education program for children in an early childhood educational setting. Candidates will be provided background knowledge about physical education content and how to teach movement skills and concepts. (2-0-2)

HPER 2060. Fundamentals of Baseball. Fundamentals and techniques involved in coaching baseball. (2-0-2)

HPER 2070. Fundamentals of Basketball. Fundamentals and techniques involved in coaching basketball. (2-0-2)

HPER 2080. Fundamentals of Track and Field. Fundamentals and techniques involved in coaching track and field. (2-0-2)

HPER 2090. Athletic Training and Conditioning. Theory and practice of massage, bandaging, taping, and caring for athletic injuries. Provides basic information on injury prevention and immediate care of the more common sports injuries for those entering into the fields of coaching and/or physical education. Basic foundations are also provided for the student interested in more substantive areas of rehabilitation and allied health careers. (3-1-3)

HPER 2100. First Aid and Safety. American Red Cross standard courses in first aid and CPR (Certification). (1-2-2)

HPER 2140. Water Safety Instructor. A course designed to train instructor candidates how to teach a number of water safety and swimming courses. The course reflects a continuing commitment to improve the quality of water safety and swimming instruction. (1-2-2)

HPER 2170. Introduction to Physical Education. Introduction to the fields of Health and Physical Education as pertains to program demands and employment opportunities. Trends in the past and current physical education movement emphasized. Field experience required. (1-0-1)

HPER 2180. Introduction to Recreation. Introduction to the field of Recreation. Emphasis is placed on abilities and personal characteristics, professional qualifications, and employment situation. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

HPER 2200. Maintenance of Recreation Facilities. A course designed to acquaint recreation majors with the basic maintenance problems, procedures, and situations of recreation agencies. (2-1-2)

HPER 2240. Nutrition and Human Performance. A study of basic nutritional concepts as they relate to the exercising individual. Emphasis will be on the physiological response of proper nutrition and methods of enhancing exercise or athletic performance. (3-0-3)

HPER 2350. Camping and Outdoor Recreation. A course designed to train camp leaders and counselors. Includes: organized camping, camp counselor skills, camp activities, and camping and trail skills. Field experience required. (3-1-3)

HPER 2410. Social Recreation. Practical application of planning, demonstrating, and conducting activities and programs for various social events and gatherings.  (2-0-2)

HPER 2500.  Computer Applications in HHP.   This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of computer-based methods for accessing, analyzing, and communicating information in the area of health and human performance.  The course will focus on the development of skills necessary for effective utilization of various computer tools and applications used in health, physical education, recreation and exercise science.  (3-0-3)

HPER 3000. Recreation Practicum. A practical field work experience under supervision in an approved recreational and leisure setting. (0-8-4)

HPER 3010. Materials and Methods for Health Education. A course concerned with the understanding of the pedagogical basis and the content area for the total school health education program. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

HPER 3050. Materials and Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Physical Education. A study of principles and procedures in conducting a program of health and physical education in the early childhood grades. Emphasis will be placed on methods of effective teaching, classroom management, growth and development of motor skills, and liability issues in the classroom and the gymnasium environment. Field experience required. (2-2-3)

HPER 3060. Materials and Methods of Teaching Middle Grades Physical Education. A study of principles and procedures in conducting a program of health and physical education in the middle grades. Emphasis will be placed on methods of effective teaching, classroom management, growth and development of motor skills, and liability issues in the classroom and the gymnasium environment. Field experience required. (3-2-3)

HPER 3090. Advanced Athletic Training. A concentrated study by means of participation, observation, discussion, and research pertaining to advanced topics in the evaluation of traumatic and non-traumatic athletic injuries, as well as injuries to children and older adults. Prerequisite: HPER 2090. (3-2-3)

HPER 3100. Community Health. Present day philosophy of the health care system including current needs and priorities in delivery of health services, intelligent consumer health selection, specific community health problems and solutions, and safety education. (3-0-3)

HPER 3240. Kinesiology. Study of the human movement, along with the various muscles, bones, and nerves utilized within those movements. Prerequisite: BIOL 2030 and BIOL 2040. (3-1-3)

HPER 3250. Tests and Measurements in Physical Education. Methods in evaluating and testing in physical education and procedures to be used in evaluating these tests and their results, including statistical analysis. (3-1-3)

HPER 3260. Exercise Physiology. The current practice and theory of exercise physiology as applied to work, physical education, and sports. Prerequisite: BIOL 2030 and BIOL 2040. Lab fee required. (3-1-3)

HPER 3280. Exercise Testing and Prescription. A course designed to provide exercise science/wellness students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the various techniques used in clinical exercise testing and prescription for various populations. Prerequisites: HPER 3240, HPER 3250, and HPER 3260. Lab fee required. (3-1-3)

HPER 3300. Principles of Strength and Conditioning. A course designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the physiological, biomechanical, and administrative aspects of designing and supervising strength and conditioning programs for various populations. Prerequisite: HPER 3240 and HPER 3260. (3-1-3)

HPER 3310. Exercise Leadership. A course designed to teach leadership skills, motivational techniques, choreography, administrative functions dealing with equipment purchase, organization, use, and experiences leading aerobic exercise formats for a variety of populations. (3-0-3)

HPER 3320. Health Promotion. A study of the principles and procedures necessary to effectively conduct health promotion program. The emphasis will be placed on the role of the health professional in developing wellness and preventive-oriented interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. (3-0-3)

HPER 3330. Exercise Science/Wellness Practicum. (0-8-4)

HPER 3350. Organization and Administration of Recreation. Deals with administrative problems common to playground and community center directors and others having executive responsibilities in the field of recreation. (3-0-3)

HPER 3410. Recreation Leadership. A course that deals with the philosophical and practical aspects of program construction, leadership skills, and methods. (2-0-2)

HPER 3500. Recreation Planning. Provides an understanding of the principles and objectives of planning recreation programs, facilities, space, and the interdependent relationship of activities to physical environment. (2-2-3)

HPER 3550.  Selected Problems in Special Populations.  Selected problems confronting individuals with special needs in the areas of physical development, therapeutic activities, and physiological performance.  (2-2-3)

HPER 3600.  Techniques of Teaching Sport Skills.  Skills, appreciation, knowledge, and effective teaching techniques for individual, dual and team sports. (3-0-3)

HPER 3700. Contemporary Issues in Health.  Scientific study of heal education with emphasis placed on the application of health facts and principles that are related to a better life physically, mentally and socially for the student today.  (3-0-3)

HPER 3800.  Family Health Issues.  The study of various health issues as they relate to relationships and family life.  Topics include sexuality and sexual behavior, family planning, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting, communication and interpersonal relationships, and violence and abuse.  (3-0-3)

HPER 4010. Theory and Coaching Football. Emphasis on the fundamentals of position play and methods of coaching offensive and defensive team play, the running, passing and kicking game presented. Complete organization of a football program. (2-1-2)

HPER 4020. Theory and Coaching Basketball. Practical experience in fundamental skills and techniques, team play and strategy. Specific offense and defense analyzed. A definite plan of offense and defense presented. (2-1-2)

HPER 4040. Theory and Coaching Track and Field. Emphasis on psychology of coaching, analysis of the form and techniques of the various events. (2-1-2)

HPER 4050. Recreation Internship. (0-11-4)

HPER 4060. Recreation Internship. (0-11-4)

HPER 4070. Recreation Internship. (0-11-4)

HPER 4100. Exercise Science/Wellness Internship. (0-11-4)

HPER 4110. Exercise Science/Wellness Internship. (0-11-4)

HPER 4120. Exercise Science/Wellness Internship. (0-11-4)

HUMANITIES

HUMN 2000. Humanities I. A variable credit (1 to 3 semester hours) course on selected topics in the humanities studied through a study aborad program with an accredited college-level institution. Prerequisite: Permission of the respective study abroad program and approval of a GSW Transient Permission form. (1-0-1, 2-0-2, or 3-0-3)

HUMN 3000. Humanities II. A variable credit (1 to 3 semester hours) course on selected topics in the humanities studied through a study aborad program with an accredited college-level institution. Prerequisite: Permission of the respective study abroad program and approval of a GSW Transient Permission form. (1-0-1, 2-0-2, or 3-0-3)

INTERNSHIPS

INTN 4920A. Internship Seminar. (0-7-3)

INTN 4920B. Georgia Internship Seminar. (0-7-3)

INTN 4920C. Legislative Internship Seminar. (0-7-3)

INTN 4920D. Governor’s Internship Seminar. (0-7-3)

INTN 4920E. Congressional Internship Seminar. (0-7-3)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

LEAD 1000. Leadership Development. This course is designed for the student who is interested in increasing his or her understanding of the theories and techniques related to leadership development. The opportunity is provided for students to assess their leadership potential; to develop leadership skills for application in campus, professional, and personal settings; and to demonstrate these skills through communication and leadership experiences. Four areas of emphasis will be personal growth, human relations skills, leadership theories and skills, and group dynamics. Special sections are offered occasionally for groups of students with similar leadership interest, such as O’Team members, Resident Assistants, and members of other student organizations. (1-0-1)

LIBRARY

LIBR 1000. Intro to Library & On-line Resources.  An introduction to identifying information needs and using appropriate resources.  This course will provide descriptions and hands-on use of print and electronic information sources.  It is designed for all students to prepare them for identifying and managing information and conducting research of all their courses. (1-0-1)

LINGUISTICS

LING 4100. Linguistics and Methods. The application of linguistics in classroom and laboratory settings. Lectures, linguistic analyses, demonstrations, materials evaluations and computer and language laboratory assignments. Required of all majors in French and Spanish. Must be completed before student teaching. Prerequisite: completion of intermediate language courses or the equivalent. EDSC 4111, when taught by foreign language faculty, may substitute. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

LING 4150. Introduction to Linguistics. An introduction to the field of linguistics, with discussion given to its historical development, its major branches, and the major theoretical issues in the field. (3-0-3)

LEARNING SUPPORT TUTORING

LSPT 2000. Learning Support Peer Tutor Training. An introduction to contemporary learning theory and its application to one-to-one (tutorial) and small group learning situations. Emphasis will be placed on philosophy, procedures, and practice which are known to be effective on improving learning. Prerequisite: Recommendation of Department Chair, 3.00 GPA in course tutored, and permission from the instructor. (1-0-1)

LSPT 2001–2004. Learning Support Peer Tutor Practicum. Supervised supplemental instruction of students in one-to-one and small group settings. Conditions of the tutorial experience are outlined in the contract with the instructor. (May be repeated for a maximum of four (4) credits.) Prerequisite: Learning Support Peer Tutor Training. (0-1-1)

LEARNING SUPPORT MATH

MATH 0098, 0099.  Elementary Algebra.  A two-semester sequence of courses required of Learning Support students to prepare them for MATH 1111.  Enrollment is by placement testing or by volunteering for at least one semester or two semesters, depending on the performance of students on the exit test.  Course content includes basic algebra skills.  MATH 0099 may be repeated with an S (satisfactory) grade.  One hour of laboratory work is required.  (4-1-4)

MATHEMATICS

MATH 1111. College Algebra. This course is a functional approach to algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology. Emphasis will be placed on the study of functions, and their graphs, inequalities, and linear, quadratic, piece-wise defined, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Appropriate applications will be included. Prerequisite: 2 years of high school algebra. Offered every semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 1112.  Plane Trigonometry.  Trigonometric functions, derivation of standard formulae, identities, inverse functions and equations, use of logarithmic and exponential functions, and solution of triangles.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1111.  Offered each semester.  (3-0-3)

MATH 1113. Precalculus. This course is designed to prepare students for calculus, physics, and related technical subjects. Topics include an intensive study of algebraic and transcendental functions accompanied by analytic geometry. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra. Offered every semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 1120. Calculus I. A study of the fundamental concepts of the calculus: limits and continuity, differentiation, the mean value theorem, applications of differentiations, Riemann integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and elementary applications of integration. Prerequisite: MATH 1113. Offered every semester. (4-0-4)

MATH 2204. Elementary Statistics. The study of the nature of statistics, the fundamental concepts of probability, the methods of collecting and analyzing data, and the techniques of making inferences based upon data. Technology, in the form of graphing calculators and statistical software, will be integrated in the course. Prerequisite: MATH 1111 or MATH 1113. Offered every semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 2221. Calculus II. This is a continuation of Calculus I. It deals with further applications of one variable integration, the techniques of integration, sequences, series, indeterminant forms and improper integrals. Technology, in the form of graphing calculators and modeling software, will be integrated in the course. Prerequisite: MATH 1120. Offered every semester. (4-0-4)

MATH 2222. Calculus III. This is a continuation of Calculus II. It introduces students to the notions of vector calculus commonly used in engineering and science applications: vector and scalar functions of several variables, gradients, curl and divergence, mini-max theorems, multiple integrals, line integrals, the theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes, and their applications. Technology, in the form of graphing calculators and modeling software, will be integrated in the course. Prerequisite: MATH 2221. Offered every semester. (4-0-4)

MATH 2223. Discrete Systems I (Linear Algebra). A course designed to give students an early experience of the power and applicability of discrete models in the solution of problems in mathematics, the sciences, computer science and engineering. Discrete Systems I focuses on linear algebra and its applications. Corequisite: MATH 2221 or MATH 2222. Offered every Fall Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 2224. Discrete Systems II. Topics include number theory, graphs and algorithms, analysis of algorithms, Boolean logic, discrete stochastic models, and an applications-oriented introduction to modern algebra. Corequisite: MATH 2221 or MATH 2222. Offered every Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 3001.  Number Theory for Teachers.  Introduces students to concepts of number theory appropriate for middle grades and early childhood classrooms, including divisibility, number bases, primality, congruence, along with applications to discrete probability, cryptography, mental arithmetic, geometry, art, and music.  Offered in alternate fall semesters.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1111 or MATH 1113, and junior standing.  (3-0-3)

MATH 3002. Geometry for Teachers. Euclidean geometry appropriate for middle grades and early childhood teachers. Field work required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered every Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 3100. Modern Geometry. This course includes the study of topics in classical Euclidean Geometry, non-Euclidean Geometry (Spherical and Hyperbolic), Projective, Algebraic and Differential Geometry, and Finite Geometry. The course also explores current research topics such as sphere packing and Fermat curves, and promotes the use of technology as a tool for geometric discovery. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2223. Offered every spring semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 3200. Number Theory. This course includes the study of divisibility, congruence, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine equations, continued fractions, multiplicative functions, algebraic and transcendental numbers, and promotes the use of technology to explore advanced topics of current interest. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2224. Offered every fall semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 3313. Differential Equations. This course provides students of mathematics, science and pre-engineering with a qualitative, numeric and analytic approach to the dynamical systems commonly encountered in their disciplines. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2223. Offered in fall of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 3316. Analysis I. This course introduces students to the basic elements of mathematical analysis. Topics include the topology of Euclidean space, sequences and limits, continuity and differentiation. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2223. Offered fall of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 3317. Analysis II. A continuation of Analysis I. Topics include the integrals of Riemann-Stieltjes and Lebesque, infinite series and products, sequences of functions, Fourier series and integrals. Prerequisite: MATH 3316. Offered in spring of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 3320. Scientific Computation. An introduction to the elements of modern scientific computing, using visualization, vector-level thinking skills, numeric models, and analytic techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 2222, MATH 2223, and Introduction to Structured Programming. Offered each Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 3322. Advanced Mathematical Modeling. Teaches the art of mathematical modeling and the techniques of validation in deterministic and stochastic settings. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2204 or MATH 3325. Offered in alternate Fall Semesters. (3-0-3)

MATH 3325. Mathematical Statistics. A course designed to give students of mathematics, computer science, the physical sciences, and pre-engineering a reasoned introduction to probability and statistics using the multivariable calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 2222. Offered every Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 4412. Modern Algebra I. This course gives students an understanding of standard algebra structures: groups, rings, ideals and fields, and their relationship to models from number theory and geometry. Prerequisites: MATH 2222 and MATH 2224. Offered every Fall Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 4413. Modern Algebra II. This is a continuation of Modern Algebra I. Topics include classification theorems for finite groups, field extensions, Galois theory and applications, algebraic coding theory. Prerequisite: MATH 4412. Offered every Spring Semester. (3-0-3)

MATH 4440. Partial Differential Equations. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the elements of partial differential equations and related aspects of applied mathematics in a modeling context. Topics include boundary value problems, Fourier and generalized Fourier series, Fourier integrals, Laplace and Fourier transforms, the heat, wave, and potential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 3313. Offered Fall Semester of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4442. Complex Analysis. An introduction to basic ideas concerning functions of one complex variable. Topics include analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, series and products, calculus of residues, conformal mapping, asymptotic methods, and applications to heat conduction, electrostatics, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 3313. Offered Spring Semester of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4450. Topology I. A study of general topological spaces, continuity, compactness, connectedness, separability, and characterization of metrizability. Prerequisite: MATH 3316. Offered Fall Semester in alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4451. Topology II. A continuation of Topology I, emphasizing the elements of geometric and algebraic topology. Topics include identification spaces, fundamental group, triangulations, surface theory, knot theory. Prerequisite: MATH 4450 and MATH 4412. Offered Spring Semester in alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4454. Industrial Mathematics I. This course introduces students to a variety of mathematical techniques used to make organizational, scheduling, and optimization decisions in research and industrial settings. Prerequisites: MATH 3313 and MATH 3325. Offered Fall Semester of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4455. Industrial Mathematics II. A course that provides students with modeling and problem solving experiences that parallel applications of mathematics in industrial, and research and development settings. Prerequisites: MATH 4454, MATH 4440. Offered Spring Semester of alternate years. (3-0-3)

MATH 4456.  Introduction to Financial Engineering.  This is an introduction to the mathematical models used in financial engineering, with particular emphasis on models for pricing and hedging derivative securities such as options and futures, and on models for portfolio optimization.  The course examines the models of Black-Scholes, Markowitz and their recent modifications, with a variety of applications.  Prerequisite:  MATH 3325 or a strong, basic knowledge of probability.  Offered in Spring semester of alternative years.  (3-0-3)

MATH 4490. History and Philosophy of Mathematics. Topics in the history of mathematics for pre-service teachers.  A capstone course emphasizing key ideas in algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and number theory, in a historical and philosophical context.  Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.  Offered every May term. (3-0-3)

MATH 4499. Senior Honors Thesis in Mathematics. An opportunity for qualified and highly motivated students in mathematics to do mentored research under the guidance of a member of the mathematics faculty. Prerequisite: Senior standing, an average of B or better in mathematics courses, the consent of a faculty mentor, and the approval of the Chair of Mathematics. Offered as appropriate. (3-0-3)

MANAGEMENT

MGNT 3390. Human Resources Law. The current status of legal statutes and issues in human resource management is analyzed. Emerging issues and trends are explored. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3600. Principles of Management. Management principles applicable to all types of cooperative enterprises. The vital functions of the manager are studied in detail. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3610. Production and Operations Management. The application of management science principles to the actual management of an industrial plant. Through the application of these techniques, improved decisions are made as to hiring, firing, training, output planning and controlling, raw material acquisition, quality control budgeting, and maintenance expenditures as concerns the manufacturer of products. Prerequisite: BUSA 3050 or equivalent. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3615. Advanced Production and Operations Management. A continuation of the application of management science principles to the management involved in factories and plants. These techniques aid decision makers in areas involving training, job shop controls, transformation processes, material management and acquisition, total quality control and assurance, and budget controls that concern product manufacturing. Contemporary topics and current issues are a part of the course. Prerequisite: MGNT 3610. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3650. Introduction to International Business. An introduction to the nature and environment of international business, multinational business operations, and the future of international business. Prerequisite: None. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3670. Introduction To Human Resource Management. This course is intended as an overview of the field of human resource management for the non-major. Emphasis will be placed on management responsibilities regarding the organization’s human resources. Prerequisite: Junior status. (3-0-3)

MGNT 3680. Organizational Theory and Behavior. The theory and application of behavioral interaction within organizations. Extensive use is made of practice exercises that require organizational effort in the classroom. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4190. Strategic Management. A study of business strategy and strategic planning in relation to company resources, the environment, and changes which may bring opportunities or threats. An opportunity to apply one’s skills through strategic case analysis and through the management of a manufacturing firm in a computer-simulated business situation. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600, MKTG 3800, and BUSA 3150. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4260. Small Business Management. An introduction to the world of small business including the principles of successful small business management. The course covers the entire range of decision areas encountered by the small business manager, including starting considerations, government regulations and assistance, and effective control systems. Experimental exercises are used, and the student is encouraged to use the opportunity to integrate material covered in a number of other courses. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4640. Purchasing Management. An analysis of the problems and functions of the purchasing agent as they relate both to industrial and consumer goods. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600, MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4660. Business Forecasting. An introduction to the analysis of business fluctuations as a major factor in forecasting business activity on a general level as well as for the individual firm. The importance of forecasting is included along with consideration of macro-economic forces which affect forecasts and various methods of analysis for determination of cyclical factors and other methods of preparing and documenting forecasts. Prerequisite: BUSA 3050 or equivalent. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4670. Advanced Human Resource Management I. An overview of the personnel management function in organizations. It serves as an introductory course for the prospective personnel officer and as a survey of personnel responsibilities and activities for any manager with supervisory responsibilities. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4680. Advanced Human Resource Management II. Continuation of MGNT 4670 with emphasis on job design and analysis, performance appraisal, and compensation systems. Prerequisite: MGNT 4670. (3-0-3)

MGNT 4690. Labor Management Relations. An analysis of the industrial relations problems between organized labor and management, and the interrelationships of the union, its members, and the nonunion workers. Prerequisite: MGNT 3600. 
(3-0-3)

MGNT 4790.  Current Issues in Human Resources.  This course is designed for senior Human Resources students.  It acts as a capstone course, and is conducted as a seminar.  Current issues in the field of Human Resources will serve as the springboard for discussion and research.  Students will have the opportunity to engage others in their field, and the instructor, in a collegial atmosphere designed to stimulate an appreciation and thorough understanding of the issues in the field.  Prerequisite:  MGNT 4670.  (3-0-3)

MARKETING

MKTG 3800. Principles of Marketing. Principles and methods involved in the movement of goods and services from producer to consumer. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (3-0-3)

MKTG 3850. Real Estate Principles. An introduction to the principles of real estate analysis and utilization. Subjects include the nature of real property, the legal instruments involved in real property transactions, market analysis and the determinants of real estate values, the appraisal process, investment and financial analysis, and public policy aspects of real estate planning and utilization. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 3870. Principles of Transportation. A study of the economic and service aspects of various means of transportation and related principal physical distribution. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4800.  Personal Selling.  This course is designed to provide the basic concepts and theories involved with developing and maintaining personal exchange relationships.   Students participate in experiential exercises and selling role-playing to develop an understanding and appreciation of the skills required in being a successful salesperson.  Prerequisite:  MKTG 3800.  (3-0-3)

MKTG 4805.  Sales Management.  This course is designed to provide students the basic concepts about managing a sales force and how to apply them to solve business problems.  In addition, the course will introduce students to the sequence of activities that guide sales managers in the creation and administration of a successful sales program.  Prerequisite:  MKTG 3800.  (3-0-3)

MKTG 4820. Consumer Behavior. This course is a natural blending of psychology, social psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology, and marketing. Based on empirical research on what the consumer does and why, the course focuses on practical guidelines for the marketing manager. Decision-making models are analyzed, and implications for influencing decisions are highlighted. Although heavily laden with the conceptual frameworks of behavioral science, Consumer Behavior is taught as a marketing course. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4830. Marketing Communications. An overview of methods, procedures, strategies, and applications in communicating with consumer and business markets as an integral part of the promotion function with respect to mass communications (advertising and public relations), personal selling, direct marketing, and sales promotion. The various media which may be employed in these forms of the promotion function and the effects upon resulting buyer behavior will be evaluated and considered in their specific applications. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4850. Marketing Channels. An overview of methods, procedures, strategies, and applications in the management of channels of distribution of products and services from producer to final consumer sale. This includes retailing for consumer goods, personnel selling and sales management for business goods, as well as transportation and logistic services. Consumer behavior for household purchasing in the retail market and business buying behavior in the business market are also included. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4870. Sports Marketing. A course which examines the unique nature of marketing sport both as a participatory and spectator event. Emphasis is upon understanding the synergy of marketing, sport, and society. Consideration is given to marketing collegiate and professional sports. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4880. Entertainment Marketing. An introduction to fundamental concepts of marketing activities in the diverse entertainment field. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4890. Marketing Management. An extension of the descriptive aspects of marketing principles into the arena of application. Emphasis is placed on the marketing planning process, environmental analysis, strategic marketing, and the effective implementation of marketing plans. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800 and MGNT 3600. (3-0-3)

MKTG 4910. Marketing Research. A course to provide the student with a working knowledge of the principles and theory of business research applied specifically to the marketing environment. The course stresses both concepts and application. Prerequisite: MKTG 3800, BUSA 2010, and BUSA 3050. (3-0-3)

MUSIC

MUSC 0990. Recital Laboratory. A weekly laboratory designed to provide experiences in hearing live performances of a wide variety of music including student recitals, guest performances, master classes, and other concerts listed by the music faculty. All majors must register for this class for seven semesters. Transfers will be assessed by the music faculty to determine how many semesters of MUSC 0990 they will need to complete their degree requirements. Credit: 0 hours. Offered F, Sp.

MUSC 1100. Music Appreciation. Introduction to music listening and literature. A study of traditional forms of music from ancient times to the present with emphasis on the basic elements of music and their relationships. This study emphasizes the development of listening skills and musical understanding. Offered every semester. (3-0-3)

MUSC 1401. Group Piano I. Practical skills and techniques for expressive piano performance, to include the following: reading, improvisation, harmonization, transposition, and sight reading. This course will also provide a variety of piano pieces in contrasting styles for solo and ensemble performance emphasizing melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic structures. Sequence begins every four semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 1402. Group Piano II. Practical skills and techniques for expressive piano performance, maintaining and refining the techniques of reading, improvisation, harmonization, transposition, sight reading. This course will also build a repertory of solo piano pieces; analyze rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic structures; and perform solo pieces as well as accompaniments to instrumental and vocal solos. Sequence begins every four semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 1201. Elementary Harmony I. A study of the fundamentals of music including intervals, triads, keys, scales, modes, meter, part-writing, figured bass, harmonic analysis, and an intro to modulation. Prerequisite: Theory Placement Test. Offered every four semesters. (3-0-3)

MUSC 1202. Elementary Harmony II. Continuation of study covered in MUSC 1201 expanding to non-harmonic tones, 7th chords, secondary dominants, augmented 6th chords and Neapolitan 6th chords with harmonic analysis to early 19th century. Prerequisite: MUSC 1201. Offered every four semesters. (3-0-3)

MUSC 1211. Sight Singing I. A course designed to develop sight reading skills involving ear-training, keyboard performance skills, and sight singing. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 1201. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 1212. Sight Singing II. Continuation of study covered in MUSC 1211 concentrating on improving skills of ear-training, keyboard performance, and sight singing. Prerequisite: MUSC 1211. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 1202. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 1401.  Group Piano I.  Practical skills and techniques for expressive piano performance, to include the following:  reading, improvisation, harmonization, transposition, and sight reading.  This course will also provide a variety of piano pieces in contrasting styles for solo and ensemble performance emphasizing melodic, rhythmic and harmonic structures.  Sequence begins every four semesters.  (2-0-2). 

MUSC 2010. Southwest Civic Chorus. A mixed, non-auditioned choral organization comprised of students, faculty, and townspeople, performing major choral works with piano/organ or orchestral accompaniment. Offered at least one a year. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2030. GSW Chamber Singers. A mixed, auditioned chamber choral organization specializing in Renaissance madrigal repertoire through contemporary jazz, show, and pop music. Offered F, Sp. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2080. University Concert Band. An auditioned instrumental organization which provides the student an opportunity to study and perform the best in standard and contemporary band literature. Offered F, Sp. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2090. GSW Concert Choir. A mixed, non-auditioned choral organization performing Renaissance through 20th Century repertoire for collegiate level performance standards. Offered F, Sp. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2120. Small Ensemble. An auditioned chamber ensemble performance experience in brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Offered F, Sp. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2130. University Jazz Band. A auditioned jazz band which provides the student an opportunity to study and perform the best in jazz literature. Opportunities for solo-improvisation are provided. Offered F, Sp. May be taken more than once. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2203.  Intermediate Harmony.  Continuation of materials covered in MUSC 1201 and 1202, expanding to mid and later 19th Century harmonic analysis, melody harmonization, introductory composition exercises, and an introduction to arranging, orchestration, and counterpoint.  (3-0-3)

MUSC 2213. Sight Singing III. Continuation of sight reading and sight singing skills taught in MUSC 1211 and 1213 with emphasis on ear-training, keyboard performance skills, and singing. Prerequisite: MUSC 1212. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 2303. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2214. Sight Singing IV. Continuation of sight reading and sight singing skills taught in MUSC 1211, 1213, and 2213 with emphasis on ear-training, keyboard performance skills, and singing. Prerequisite: MUSC 2213. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 3204. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2400. Introduction to Conducting. Introduction and development of skills basic to instrumental and choral conducting. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 2650. Early Childhood Music. A study of the fundamental concepts of music needed by early childhood grade teachers and the application of the concepts to musical activities appropriate for growth and development in music at this level. (2-0-2)

MUSC 3040.  GSW Chamber Singers.  MUSC 3040 is an advanced auditioned chamber choral ensemble specializing in Renaissance madrigal repertoire, vocal chamber literature, and 20th century vocal jazz.  Especially geared towards music majors as an introduction to choral literature beyond the level of Concert Choir.  Performs frequently on campus and represents the university off campus and around the state.  (1-0-1)

MUSC 3090. Music in the Elementary School. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the curriculum, materials, and methods of teaching music in preschool through elementary grades. (3-0-3)

MUSC 3093. Choral Music in the Secondary School. A course involved with materials and methods necessary in conducting a secondary choral music program. Prerequisites: MUSC 3071 and 3082. Offered every three semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 3103. Instrumental Music in the Secondary School. Designed to provide future band directors with the foundations and principles for teaching instrumental music in the secondary school. Prerequisites: MUSC 3071 and 3082. Offered every three semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 3120.  Small Ensemble - Advanced. An advanced autitioned chamber ensemble performance experience in brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.  Especially geared towards music majors as an introduction to instrumental literature above the level of Concert Band.  Performs frequently on and off campus. Course may be repeated four (4) times for additional credit. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3155.  Music History:  Ancient to Baroque.  A study of music from ancient Greek and early Christian music to the end of the Baroque period.  (3-0-3)

MUSC 3165.  Music History:  Classic to Modern.  A study of music from the Classical period to present day.  (3-0-3)

MUSC 3180. Music History: Multi-cultural/ Non Western European Tradition. Designed to offer an introduction to music other than that developed from the European tertian harmonic (major/minor) tradition including an examination of the music, instruments, and cultures of India, the Middle East, Greece, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, Latin America, and the North American Indian and African American. Offered every four semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 3200. Brass Techniques. Acquaints students with the performance fundamentals and teaching methods for brass instruments. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3204. Advanced Harmony. Application of principle and techniques acquired in MUSC 1201, 1202, 2303 with examination of late 19th and 20th Century harmonic techniques and a continuation of harmonic and formal analysis and applications of counterpoint. Prerequisite: MUSC 2303. Offered every four semesters. (3-0-3)

MUSC 3210. Woodwind Techniques. Concentrates on the performance fundamentals and teaching methods for woodwind instruments. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3220. String Techniques. Designed to provide techniques for performance and methods of teaching stringed instruments (violin family). Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3230. Percussion Techniques. Provides students with the techniques for performance and methods of teaching percussion instruments. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3240. Performance and Teaching Methods of Classroom Instruments. Concentrates on basic performance skills on recorder and guitar. Students will perform selected melodic and harmonic musical examples. Additionally, students will accompany selected compositions using I-IV-V chords in keys of C-F and G. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3250. Voice Techniques. Designed to study voice and basic principles of its use, including vocal techniques for individual and group performance. Basic techniques of vocal pedagogy are emphasized. Offered every four semesters. (2-0-2)

MUSC 3300. Choral Conducting. Provides students with basic skills in choral conducting including hand and baton techniques, score study, rehearsal techniques and performance practices. Prerequisite: MUSC 2400. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3310. Instrumental Conducting. Develops basic skills in instrumental conducting, including hand and baton techniques, score study, rehearsal techniques and performance practices. Prerequisite: MUSC 2400. Offered every four semesters. (1-0-1)

MUSC 3400.  Junior Recital.  Taken concurrently with MUSC 352 or MUSC 372 Applied Music.  Student will work with Applied Music Instructor and Accompanist in preparation for 20-30 minute recital program.  (1-0-1)

MUSC 4800.  Senior Recital.  Taken concurrently with MUSC 452 or MUSC 472 Applied Music.  Student will work with Applied Music Instructor and Accompanist in preparation for 40-50 minute recital program.  (1-0-1)

Applied music is offered each semester and applied music fees are assessed for each student at the rate of $120.00 per 1 hour academic credit. Students must have instructor’s permission before registering for applied music courses.

Applied Music (Offered Each Semester)

MUSC 151, 152.*Applied Music. Major area. Freshman level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 251,252.*Applied Music. Major area. Sophomore level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 351, 352.*Applied Music. Major area. Junior level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 451, 452.*Applied Music. Major area. Senior level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 171, 172.*Applied Music. Minor area. Freshman level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 271, 272.*Applied Music. Minor area. Sophomore level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 371, 372.*Applied Music. Minor area. Junior level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

MUSC 471, 472.*Applied Music. Minor area. Senior level. One hour lesson per week. (0-1-1)

NURSING

NURS 1010. Introduction to Health Care. This course is designed to familiarize students with the full range of opportunities in the health profession, with a particular focus on the field of nursing. It provides an overview of the diversity and richness of careers in the health professions, including newer fields, such as genetics and informatics. The students explore the complex web of social, technological, and economic focus that shape the United States health care system, and the resulting opportunities and challenges to current and future health care providers. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (1-0-1)

NURS 2600. Concepts of Professional Nursing. NURS 2600 is a foundations course upon which subsequent nursing courses are built. Nursing as a profession, changes occurring over the years, current factors influencing nursing and health care, and nursing roles are the major topics of focus. Concepts and principles basic to nursing as a profession and concepts of health care are explored. Prerequisites: Designated major PNUR. Corequisites: None. (2-0-2)

NURS 2700. Clinical Therapeutics. NURS 2700 is a beginning nursing course in which basic physiological functioning of major biological systems, adaptive responses, and deviations in normal function are studied. Application of the nursing process to maintain health and in response to selected disruptions, with emphasis on scientifically based interventions and skills necessary for providing care to diverse client populations. Professional standards of care, ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse when carrying out interventions and/or skills are reviewed. Use of the nursing process and skills learned in this course are reinforced and expanded throughout the curriculum. The following documentation is due at the beginning of this course. Completed student health statement, updated immunzations, CPR certification, malpractice & health insurance. Prerequisites: PSYC 2103 & designated major PNUR. Corequisites: None. (3-3-4)

NURS 3000. Health Promotion. This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide health promotion and disease prevention interventions, essential components of comprehensive health care. The course includes content on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies across the life span, with emphasis on application to rural clients; health behavior models and theories; change theories; health education principles, theories, and strategies. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (2-0-2)

NURS 3010. Professional Nursing Practice for RNs. This is an online course that is directed to the RN student returning to school for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This is an introductory course to the BSN curriculum that examines concepts and perspectives in contemporary nursing. The content builds on the RN’s prior experience and nursing education. Examples of content include, ethical principles, health care economics, legislative process, nursing theories, health & wellness, critical thinking, current trends & issues in nursing. Prerequisites: Licensed registered professional nurse. Corequisites: None. (2-0-2)

NURS 3030. Nutrition. A study of the principles of normal nutrition as they apply to the maintenance and promotion of health in individuals, families, groups, and communities. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (2-0-2)

NURS 3100. Nursing of Adults I. Illnesses common in the adult population are explored, especially as presented in the acute care setting. Emphasis is on identification, treatment, and/or resolution of acute and long term health problems. Health promotion and disease prevention as they apply to specific disease entities are also discussed. The influence of genetics, alternative or cultural health practices, and application of nursing care in the community are reviewed as they relate to specific illnesses as well as collaborative care with other health care professionals. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program. Corequisites: NURS 3200, NURS 3610. (4-6-6)

NURS 3150. Human Pathophysiology. A study of the physiological changes and states associated with disease. Prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology I & II. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3)

NURS 3200. Health Assessment. Assessment skills for clients across the life span are presented for the purpose of determining health status. Theory and skills necessary to obtain a comprehensive health history and complete physical examination are emphasized. Assessment skills in conducting an interview for the purpose of nutritional, cultural, and family pedigree information are incorporated. Special assessment techniques unique to children, older adults, and clients with functional disabilities are included. Physical findings indicating genetic disorders are also introduced. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program. Corequisites: NURS 3100, NURS 3610. (3-2-4)

NURS 3290. International Health Care Delivery Systems. This course compares the health care delivery system of the United States and one European Union country and one Latin American country. (3-0-3)

NURS 3500. Ethical Issues in Health Care. An exploration of contemporary ethical issues in health care delivery in light of various models of moral thought. Ethical decision-making models are used to analyze issues such as rationing of health care, abortion, euthanasia, surrogate motherhood, genetic engineering, and rights of subjects of research and experimentation. An elective course. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3)

NURS 3600. Transcultural Health Care. An introduction to transcultural health care. The study of health care in a variety of cultural settings is accomplished through comparative analysis from a nursing perspective. Historical, political, and religious factors which impact health care beliefs of the caregiver and the client are studied within the framework of cultural health care theory. An elective course. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3)

NURS 3610. Pharmacology. This course addresses the principles of nursing management in drug therapy, the basics of core drug knowledge, and patient-related variables. Nursing management of the patient’s response to medication is discussed according to the various body systems, pathological conditions, and major drug classifications. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program. Corequisites: NURS 3100, NURS 3200. (3-0-3)

NURS 3700. Women’s Health Care Issues. An exploration of contemporary health care issues of particular concern to women. Violence, sexuality, health-compromising behaviors, and reproductive issues are included as well as the impact of the feminist movement, women’s health worldwide, and famous women who have contributed to health care reform. An elective course. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3)

NURS 3750. Nursing of the Family. Focuses on a family-centered approach to meeting health needs during the childbearing and childrearing years. Prerequisites: NURS 3000, NURS 3030, NURS 3100, NURS 3200, NURS 3610. Corequisites: None. (6-9-9)

NURS 3770. Issues in Adolescence. An exploration of the contemporary health, health care, and related issues of concern to professionals who work with adolescent populations. This course is an elective course. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3).

NURS 3850. Gerontological Nursing. An exploration of the physiological and psychological changes that are common to the aging adult. Content includes theories of aging, issues related to healthy aging, illness, pharmacology, nutrition, sexuality, ethical/legal situations, and sociocultural influences. Prerequisites: NURS 3100, NURS 3200, NURS 3610, NURS 3000, NURS 3030. Corequisites: None. (2-3-3)

NURS 4010. Leadership. Selected principles of leadership and management as they relate to health care delivery and to specific nursing service roles in which nurses function. Includes content on leadership roles, management theories, components of effective management, organizational dynamics, political and economic context of health care, and career development strategies. Prerequisites: All nursing courses 3xxx. Corequisites: NURS 4100. (3-0-3)

NURS 4100. Nursing of Adults II. A study of complex diseases in the adult population. Emphasis is on promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of disability in clients with acute, critical, and long-term health problems. Prerequisites: All nursing coures 3xxx. Corequisites: NURS 4010. (3-6-5)

NURS 4200. Psychiatric- Mental Health Nursing. The course acquaints the beginning practitioner with the essential concepts of mental health and mental illness and builds on the student’s knowledge of normal patterns of behavior, personality development, and defense mechanisms. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in caring for clients exhibiting emotional disorders and maladaptive behaviors. Therapeutic communication skills are integrated and practiced throughout the course. Prerequisites: All nursing courses 3xxx. Corequisites: None. (3-6-5)

NURS 4400. Community and Public Health Nursing. A course designed to aid the baccalaureate nursing student in developing skills essential to population-based practice. This course requires the student to integrate prior knowledge and skills from maternal child health nursing, medical/surgical nursing, and mental health nursing with concepts of primary care in order to promote and maintain health and prevent disease. Emphasis will be on conducting community assessments, planning and implementing appropriate interventions based on assessment finding, presenting health data to groups, facilitating the development of community coalitions, and collaborating with community partners for effective change in health policy.Prerequisites: NURS 4010, NURS 4100, NURS 4200. Corequisites: None. (3-6-5)

NURS 4450. Population Focused Practice in Public Health Nursing for RNs. An online course designed to aid the nurse in developing and/or revitalizing skills essential to population-based practice in conjunction with clinical/prevention skills already obtained in the workforce. Emphasis will be on conducting community assessments, planning and implementing appropriate interventions based on assessment findings, presenting health data to groups, facilitating the development of community coalitions, and collaborating with community partners for effective change in health policy. Prerequisites: Licensed professional registered nurse. Corequisites: None. (4-0-4)

NURS 4460. Directed Study in Community Based Nursing for RNs. This course is designed to supplement the online Population Health Nursing course. Other types of community based nursing, such as school health, occupational health, hospice, and prison health are explored. Students can choose to complete their population health project in public health or in any of the above listed areas. Prerequisites: Licensed Professional Registered Nurse. Corequisite: None. (0-3-1)

NURS 4800. Research in Nursing. An overview of basic research concepts and process. Critical analysis of published research and evaluation for applicability to nursing practice. Prerequisites: MATH 2204, NURS 4100, NURS 4010, NURS 4200. Corequisites: None. (3-0-3)

NURS 4900. Practicum in Nursing. Students in this clinical course develop and implement a self-directed contract encompassing their nursing education to-date. Completion of this course, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and a preceptor, facilitates the student’s transition to the professional nursing role. Prerequisites: NURS 4010, NURS 4100, NURS 4200. Corequisites: NURS 4400, NURS 4800. (1-9-4)

HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE SERVICE COURSES

PEDS 1010. Lifetime Fitness. A course required of all students as a part of the general curriculum. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with scientific-based knowledge concerning practical application of physical fitness training and evaluation procedures while participating in a fitness program. (2-0-1)

PEDS Aquatics. (0-2-1)

PEDS 1100. Beginning Swimming

PEDS 1180. Canoeing

PEDS Fitness. (0-2-1)

PEDS 1020. Aerobic Walking/Jogging

PEDS 1030. Step Aerobics

PEDS 1800. Aerobic Dance

PEDS Individual Sports. (0-2-1)

PEDS 1250. Beginning Tennis

PEDS 1270. Archery

PEDS 1280. Beginning Golf

PEDS 1290. Badminton

PEDS 1300. Bowling

PEDS 1330. Weight Training

PEDS 1900. Beginning Judo

PEDS 1940. Karate

PEDS Team Sports. (0-2-1)

PEDS 1560. Soccer

PEDS 1590. Volleyball

PEDS Dance. (0-2-1)

PEDS 1700. Fundamentals of Dance

PEDS 1770. Beginning Ballet

PEDS Varsity Sports. For student athletes ONLY! (0-2-1)

PEDS 1610. Varsity Sports I

PEDS 1620. Varsity Sports II

PEDS 1630. Varsity Sports III

PEDS 1640. Varsity Sports IV

PEDS 2000. CPR/First Aid. A course required of all students as part of the general curriculum. Designed to provide every student knowledge and practical skill practice in current first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques and HIV/AIDS education. (2-1-2)

PHYSICS

PHYS 1111. Introductory Physics I. Emphasizes classical mechanics, including Newton’s laws, rotational motion, and oscillators; wave motion; and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 1113 or permission of instructor. (3-2-4)

PHYS 1112. Introductory Physics II. Emphasizes classical electromagnetism, optics, and modern concepts, including relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear structure. Prerequisite: PHYS 1111. (3-2-4)

PHYS 1221. Solar System Astronomy. A survey course designed to expose the students to the nature and wonders of our solar system. The course will also cover the methods of space exploration which includes the Apollo lunar missions to the current on-going efforts such as the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Surveyor missions. The possibility of extraterrestrial life in the solar system and beyond will be covered. (3-0-3)

PHYS 1222. Stellar Astronomy. Introductory survey course for non-science majors. Does not require GEOL 1221/PHYS 1221. The main focus of this class is to put our solar system into a broader perspective provided by the rest of the universe. The sun as a star, physical properties of stars, principles of spectroscopy as applied to astronomy, binary stars, variable stars, star clusters, gaseous nebulae, stellar motions and distribution, Milky Way and external galaxies, expanding universe, cosmic time scale. (3-0-3)

PHYS 2025.  Introduction to Signal Processing.  Introduction to signal processing for discrete-time and continuous-time signals.  Topics include problems in filtering, frequency response, and applications of the Fourier transform and the Z-transform.  Laboratory emphasizes computer-based signal processing.  Prerequisite:  Calculus I.  (3-2-4)

PHYS 2040.  Linear Electric Circuits.  The basic analytical methods for passive networks composed of resistors, capacitors, and inductors are introduced.  Kirchoff's laws, mesh and node analysis, network theorems, and the solution of circuit equations using Laplace transforms are described.  Frequency response and transient behavior of circuits are analyzed.  Prerequisite:  Calculus I.  (3-2-4)

PHYS 2211. Principles of Physics I. Emphasizes classical mechanics, including Newton’s laws, rotational motion, and oscillators; wave motion; and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: Calculus I. (3-2-4)

PHYS 2212. Principles of Physics II. Emphasizes classical electromagnetism, optics, and modern concepts, including relativity, quantum mechanics, and atomic and nuclear structure. Prerequisite: PHYS 2211. (3-2-4)

PHYS 3111. Astronomy. The course is designed for students majoring in a physical science. Topics will include the study of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology in terms of current theories and modern methods of data collection. Observations and data collection will be carried out at the University observatory using a solid-state stellar photometer, CCD, or SLR camera. Data processing will also be an integral part of the laboratory section. Prerequisite: PHYS 1111 or PHYS 2211. (3-2-4)

PHYS 3211. DC/AC Electronics. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyze basic DC and AC circuits. The properties of series, parallel, complex, short, open, and bridge circuits will be measured and analyzed. It also focuses on the fundamentals of AC series, parallel, and complex circuits introducing capacitance, inductance, reactance, and magnetism. Prerequisite: MATH 1111. (3-0-3)

PHYS 4111. Physical Optics. An introduction to the basic theory and applications of physical optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2212. (3-0-3)

PHYS 4211. Modern Physics. A survey of modern concepts in physics including special relativity, quantum theory, atomic and nuclear structure, and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2212, and Calculus II. (3-2-4)

PHYS 4311. Semiconductor Electronics. The fundamental principles of DC/AC electronics are taught and applied to the electronic devices commonly used by psychologists, biologists, engineers, chemists, geologists, and physicists. Prerequisite: PHYS 3211, or PHYS 1112, or PHYS 2212. (3-0-3)

PHYS 4411. Thermodynamics. The four laws of thermodynamics are developed and discussed. Applications of these laws will be discussed for systems in thermodynamics equilibrium. Various systems are discussed, i.e., gases, magnets, and condensed phases. Measurable quantities which describe these systems are related to general thermodynamic functions, equations of state, and energy functionals. Prerequisites: PHYS 1112 or 2212, and Calculus II. (3-2-4)

PHYS 4511. Mathematical Physics. A study of advanced mathematical functions and computational techniques and their application to problems in physics. Particular attention will be paid to Fourier series, complex variables, integral transforms, partial differential equations, and the modeling of data using computers. Prerequisites: PHYS 1112 or 2212, and Calculus III. (3-0-3)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Note: Political science courses numbered 3000 and above are not open to freshmen.

POLS 1101. American Government. American political institutions and their development. A passing grade in this course satisfies the U.S. and Georgia Constitution requirements of Georgia State Code 32-171. (3-0-3)

POLS 2101. Introduction to Political Science. A general introduction to the scope and methods of the discipline of political science. Required of all political science majors and minors. (3-0-3)

POLS 3110. State and Local Government. A study of the organization, powers, functions, and political processes at the state and local levels, as well as the relationship between the state and national governments. A passing grade in this course satisfies the Georgia Constitution requirement of Georgia Code 32-171. (3-0-3)

POLS 3200. Introduction to the European Union. The development of the European Union. This is the base course for students participating in the E.U. Certification Program. (3-0-3)

POLS 3205. Comparative Politics.  This course presents the comparative method of studying political systems, with an emphasis on institutional arrangements and political behavior found in democratic and non-democratic political systems.  Transitions to democracy and political development are also examined.  Case studies include political systems in various regions of the world.  (3-0-3)

POLS 3210. Modern European Governments. A study of the constitutions, basic principles, governmental organizations, political party systems, and political methods of major countries in Europe. (3-0-3)

POLS 3230. Modern Latin American Governments. Impact of factors, forces, and personalities on Latin American development. (3-0-3)

POLS 3250. Africa and the Middle East. An historical and political study of African and Middle Eastern countries. (3-0-3)

POLS 3290. International Health Care Delivery Systems. This course compares the health care delivery system of the United States and one European Union country and one Latin American country. (3-0-3)

POLS 4100. American Political Parties and Interest Groups. A study of the two types of political organizations in the United States which serve as linkages between the people and their government: political parties and interest groups. This course will focus on the development of political parties and interest groups, their structure and operations, and their roles in the political system. (3-0-3)

POLS 4200. Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy. This course is a study of the formation, measurement, and role of public opinion in American democracy and of the role of the media and political organizations in shaping public opinion and thereby influencing political outcomes. Particular focus will be paid to the theoretical role of beliefs and opinion in a democracy; opinion surveys as measurements of public opinion; the role of ideology, informaiton, and partisanship; opinion and political participation, particularly voting behavior; and the impact of public opinion on public policies and decision making. (3-0-3)

POLS 4240. Political Behavior. A study of the political attitudes and behavior of citizens in the United States. This course will explore how citizens form their political attitudes and beliefs, the ways Americans participate politically, and the forces that influence voter turnout and vote choice. Although this class will focus on American citizens, comparisons and contrasts will be made with citizens of other nations, and of the attitudes and behaviors of government leaders and other political elites. (3-0-3)

POLS 4370. Black American Politics. The historical background, current status, and future prospects for African-American politics. (3-0-3)

POLS 4460. The Legislative Process. The structure, functions, and behavior of state and national legislative bodies. Emphasizes composition, leadership, procedures, party and interest groups’ roles, constituency influence, and representation theory. (3-0-3)

POLS 4470. American Presidency. Powers, duties, and responsibilities; historic and contemporary conceptions of the office; the presidency as an administrative institution. (3-0-3)

POLS 4550. Problems in Political Geography. A study of the impact of geography on world politics. (3-0-3)

POLS 4570. The Structure of American Government (Constitutional Law I). A study of the development of the separation of powers, federalism, and national and state regulatory authority. Prior credit in American Government is required. (3-0-3)

POLS 4580. Civil Liberties (Constitutional Law II). A survey of the constitutional law concerning property rights and economic freedom, and the personal rights and protections secured primarily by the Bill of Rights and the Civil War Amendments. Prior credit in American Government or its equivalent is required. Constitutional Law I is not a prerequisite for this course. (3-0-3)

POLS 4630. International Relations. A study of the theory and practices of international relations. (3-0-3)

POLS 4650. International Organization. A survey of the historical development of international organizations, with emphasis on the United Nations, its affiliated agencies, and other international agencies of our day. (3-0-3)

POLS 4670.  Ethnic Conflict, Political Violence, and Religion.  The course examines the underlying sources and foundations of ethnic conflict.  Special emphasis is placed upon the formation and development of national or ethnic identity.  In addition, the course focuses on the role of religion as a factor in ethnic conflict and political violence.  Comparison is made of the various strategies for political violence including assassination, terrorism, and guerilla warfare.  (3-0-3)

POLS 4690. American Foreign Policy. A study of government mechanism for the formulation and conduct of foreign policy, and an appraisal of current problems of U.S. Policy in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Third World. (3-0-3)

POLS 4700. Political Philosophy. An examination of the development of political philosophy and the perennial issues with which it is concerned through the works of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx. (3-0-3)

POLS 4730. Religion and Politics. This course surveys the interaction of religion in U.S. politics and political behavior, from the early colonial period through the contemporary political scene. Scholars have recognized that one cannot understand U.S. politics without an understanding of the role of religion in U.S. politics. This is because Americans are among the most religious people in the world and, despite our “separation of church and state,” religion plays prominently in our politics and our political culture. (3-0-3)

POLS 4740.  Theology and Political Thought.  This course will provide a survey of theologians or philosophers in political discussion throughout the period in which those arguments were commonplace (the 1st through the 17th centuries).  Philosophers include Tertullian, Eusebuis, Ambrose, Augustine, Scottus, Aquinas, William of Ockham, erasmus, Martin Luther, and John Calvin.  The course will investigate, among other topics, contributions of these philosophers to theories of justice, power, authority, and liberty.  (3-0-3)

POLS 4750. Political Thought in Creative Literature. Examines political issues and ideas from around the world through literature: novels, drama, short stories, and poetry. (3-0-3)

POLS 4760. American Political Thought. A careful examination of the basic ideas about man and government that have formed the basis for political practice and debate within the United States. Attention will be given to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as developed especially by Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson and to the interpretation of these principles by Lincoln and other American statesmen. (3-0-3)

POLS 4800. Emergence of the Third World. The major political factors, conditions and personalities impacting the emergence of the Third World. (3-0-3)

POLS 4900. Special Topics in Political Science. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in political science. (3-0-3)

POLS 4920. Political Science Internship. Internships with government agencies are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for information.Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 is required. (0-7-3)

POLS 4930. Political Science Internship. Internships with government agencies are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for information. Concurrent enrollment in INTN 4920 is required. (0-7-3)

POLS 4950. Senior Seminar. Required of all political science majors, this capstone research course requires students to integrate the basic concepts, methods, and sub-fields of political science, and to relate these to the contemporary world. It further develops skills in research and communications. Prerequisite: 15 hours of upper division political science including Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy or permission of the instructor. (2-0-2)

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 1101. Introductory Psychology. A basic science oriented course dealing with the systematic and experimental approach to the understanding of behavior. (3-0-3)

PSYC 1102. Psychology as a Natural Science. An introduction to modern scientific psychology with emphasis upon methodological and philosophical foundations. The scientific principles of learning, cognition, and motivation will be examined as well as a survey of the neural substrates of behavior. (3-0-3)

PSYC 2103. Human Growth & Development. Concepts of human development as derived from studies of prenatal and postnatal development including the periods of infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3301. Psychological Statistics. An introduction to the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistics.  In addition to discussing the theory of statistics, the course emphasizes the interpretation of data and the application of statistical methods comonly used in the social sciences. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3308. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging. A thorough discussion of human aging, focusing on the physiological and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as a historical and contemporary examination of the various psychological and sociological aspects of death and dying. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101 or consent of instructor. May substitute SOCI 3308. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3309. Human Sexuality. A thorough discussion of human sexuality, focusing on the psychological, social, anthropological, and physiological aspects of human sexuality and with treatment of sexual problems, therapies, and deviancy. PSYC 1101 OR SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3310. Educational Psychology. A survey of the basic principles of the psychology of learning and testing as applied to Education. Psychology majors and minors are advised to take PSYC 4410 or PSYC 3331 in lieu of this course. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3311. Social Psychology. Basic factors influencing interpersonal behavior, and social influences on personality. Prerequisites: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3331. Introduction to Psychological Testing. Theory of psychological measurement, types and characteristics of tests, methods for evaluating tests, and review of some of the more commonly used psychological tests. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3337. Theories of Personal Relationships. A survey of the major theories and research findings regarding personal relationships. The topics of interpersonal attraction, liking, loving, romance, communication, and therapeutic interventions will be covered. Prerequisite:PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3338. Sport Psychology. A survey of the science of sport psychology in which the principles of psychology are applied in a sport setting. The course will explore the enhancement of both athletic performance and the social-psychological aspects of human enrichment through sport. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3340. Mass Media Influences and Modern Consciousness. An examination of the forces of the modern mass media, including film, music, radio books, magazines, and the internet, with emphasis upon television, and how they influence the psychosocial development of the individual and normative political and social behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC1101 or SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3350.  Health Psychology.  This course discusses health and illness from a biopsychosocial perspective.  Although psychological, social, and behavioral influences on health will be a key focus, the biological aspects of health and illness will also be addressed.  Topics include the functioning of different systems of the body, the biological impact of behaviors such as smoking, and the emotional and physical experience of stress, pain, and diseases such as cancer and AIDS. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3365. Biopsychology. A survey of the relationship between the behavior of organisms and the biological processes mediating the behavior. The emphasis is on the physiological, neurochemical and evolutionary aspects of motivation, emotion, and learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or consent of instructor. (3-0-3)

PSYC 3380. Sensation & Perception. Consideration of the way in which stimuli in our world, such as light and sound, act on the human sensory systems and how the brain transforms raw sensory information into meaningful perceptions. Prerequisite:PSYC1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4395. Theory and Research in Caregiving. This course is designed to introduce you to research and theory in caregiving from a psychosocial perspective.  We will discuss general themes and issues related to caregiving as well as how the experience of caregiving varies across cultures and patient populations.  We will learn about various illnesses that influence the experience of caregiving, and also, hopefully, discuss interventions to ease the burden of caregiving.  Prerequisite:  PSYC 1101.  (3-0-3)

PSYC 4401. Abnormal Psychology. A survey course of the major behavior disorders, their symptomatology, etiology, and treatment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4402. Principles of Behavior Modification. A survey of learning theory and principles applicable to the modification of human maladaptive behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2103. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4403. Social and Psychological Aspects of Addiction. This course presents current scientific thinking concerning addiction to legal and illegal drugs. The student will also be exposed to a variety of treatment techniques and observe the treatment process in several therapeutic settings. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4404. Industrial Psychology. A survey of psychological principles and practice related to personnel selection, training decisions, and design of the workplace. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4405. Theories and Techniques of Counseling. A general introduction to various theories and techniques of counseling and their applicability to various kinds of clientele. Prerequisite: Ten (10) hours of Psychology and permission of the instructor or Department Chair. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4410. Cognitive Psychology. An outline of the central phenomena of human and animal learning including those processes related to conditioning, discrimination, and the retaining and processing of information. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4411. History and Systems of Psychology. A survey of the origins and developments of psychology as a science, including its various systems or schools of thought and the current status of each. PSYC 1101 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4414. Psychology of Language. An examination of contemporary theories and studies of language comprehension, speech production, neurocognition, language development, and language disorders. Prerequisite:PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4422. Theories of Personality. A survey of the most important theories of personality. Emphasis is placed upon experimental validation and the implications of the theories for psychology and other disciplines. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4431 Experimental Psychology. A study of the rationale of experimentation and techniques for the isolation and measurement of variables. Laboratory experience is provided in the construction, execution, and interpretation of scientific experiments on behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 and PSYC 3301. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4450. Senior Seminar in Psychology.  In-depth discussion of major issues and schools of thought in psychology.  This course is designed to provide students with a capstone experience by revisiting topics covered in previous courses.  The intent is to provide review and closure for psychology majors.  Prerequisite:  PSYC 1101, declared major in psychology and must have senior standing. (3-0-3)

PSYC 449A. Special Topics in Psychology. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Department Chair. (3-0-3)

PSYC 4492. Psychology Internships. Internships in psychology are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for Information. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor and Department Chair. (0-7-3)

PSYC 4498. Senior Research II. A three-hour course in basic research requiring the student to specify a problem, review the relevant literature, and collect and analyze data for summary presentation in journal form. Prerequisite: PSYC 3301 and PSYC 4431. (3-0-3)

LEARNING SUPPORT READING

READ 1000. Improvement of Reading. An Academic Assistance course designed to aid the student in the development of effective learning techniques. Emphasis is given to comprehension, vocabulary, listening and note taking as these skills apply to university level courses the student is presently taking. (2-0-2)

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 1101. Introductory Sociology. A general analysis of human social behavior, culture, social groups, and social institutions. (3-0-3)

SOCI 1160. Contemporary Social Problems. In this course a limited number of current social problems are selected for in-depth analysis. The student is introduced to a sociological approach that examines the structures and processes that contribute to “problems.” Each problem is also examined for societal changes that might ameliorate the identified conditions. Several theoretical approaches are utilized. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 2293. Sociology of the Family. An in-depth analysis of the American family with cross-cultural and historical comparisons. Emphasis is placed on the various changes occurring within the American family. (3-0-3)

SOCI 2295. The American Mosaic: Cultures of the United States. A study of the culture of the United States from the perspective of ethnic identity, ethnic relations, sex and gender, and socio-economic class. Emphasis will be placed on the use of anthropological and sociological methods and approaches to enhance understanding of contemporary socio-cultural lifeways. (2-0-2)

SOCI 3308. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging. A thorough discussion of human aging, focusing on the physiological and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as a historical and contemporary examination of the various psychological and sociologcal aspects of death and dying. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101 or consent of instructor. May substitute PSYC 3308. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3309. Human Sexuality. A thorough discussion of human sexuality, focusing on the psychological, social, anthropological, and physiological aspects of human sexuality and with treatment of sexual problems, therapies, and deviance. May substitute PSYC 3309. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3311. Social Psychology. Basic factors influencing interpersonal behavior, and social influences on personality. Prerequisite: PSYC 1101. May substitute PSYC 3311. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3318. Sociology of Religion. An examination of classical and contemporary sociological theory and method as applied in analysis of religion. Prerequistite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3325. Introduction to Social Work. A survey of the field of social work. Content includes an examination of social work concepts, values, and ideology; origin and history; methods of practice; practice settings; and current issues in the delivery of social services. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3331. Sociological Statistics. An introduction to the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistics. The course emphasizes a nonmathematical approach to the theory of statistics and the application of statistical methods and research designs found commonly in the social sciences. May substitute PSYC 3301. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 (3-0-3)

SOCI3340. Mass Media Influences and Modern Consciousness. An examination of the forces of the modern mass media, including film, music, radio, books, magazines, and the internet, with emphasis upon television, and how they influence the psychosocial development of the individual and normative political and social behavior. Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 3350. Criminology. A study of the legal and social aspects of crime. The making of laws, the breaking of laws, and the sanctioning of law violators are examined. Police, courts, and prevention are included as critical aspects of understanding crime. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4403. Social and Psychological Aspects of Addiction. This course includes a thorough consideration of genetic, biological, pharmacological, sociological, and psychological aspects of addiction to legal and illegal drugs. In addition to questions of causation, treatment, and prevention strategies are discussed and observed. Upper division standing required. May substitute PSYC 4403. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4409. Social Change. An analysis of the various theories and processes which explain and underlie historical and contemporary changes in society. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4410. Social Organization. An examination of the function and structure of kinship developmental processes in band, tribal, peasant, and industrial societies. Illustration of inter- and intra-societal variation, and data for construction of formal models of process and variation in kinship systems will be explored. Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or permission of instructor. May substitute ANTH 4410. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4411. Race and Minority Group Relations. An analysis of the development of minority group relations in the United States, with emphasis on black-white relationships in the South. Prerequisite: SOCI 2293 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4417. Women in Society. An analysis of women in the United States emphasizing historical and contemporary relationships of women to education, religion, law, politics, employment, family, and sexuality. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or permission of instructor. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4420. Development of Sociological Theory. A comprehensive survey of classical sociological thought emphasizing the major theorists of each period. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. Upper division standing required. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4430. Contemporary Sociological Theory. A critical examination of the proliferation of sociological theories in the post World War II era. Topics include the development of modern systems theory, symbolic interaction theory and ethnomethodology, postmodern social theory, feminist theory, and neofunctionalism. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. Recommended for advanced students. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4440 Methods of Social Research. A comprehensive study of the various methods of social research design and technique, including a directed application. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101, SOCI 3331 or equilavent and upper division standing required. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4445. Deviant/Social Behavior. A review of the history and research in the area of deviant behavior. The social basis of definitions, theories, and treatment of deviant social behavior will be examined. Prerequisite: SOCI 1101. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4450. Seminar in Sociology.  A capstone course for the sociology major that fosters in-depth study and analysis of selected aspects of sociology, including major schools of thought, research methods and practical applications.  Students must participate in seminar discussions of assigned readings and will complete a term paper.  Prerequisite:  SOCI 1101, declared major in sociology and must have senior standing.. (3-0-3)

SOCI 449A. Special Topics in Sociology. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in sociology. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (3-0-3)

SOCI 4492. Sociology Internships. Directed internships are available for qualified students. (See the Intern Program Coordinator for information.) Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. (3-0-3)

SOCI4498. Research. Individual research project under faculty direction. Prerequisite:Permission of instructor & Department Chair. (3-0-3)

SOCIAL SCIENCE

SOSC 1000. Background to Current Events. Survey of the political, historical, and geographic aspects of the major events in the modern world. All regions of the world will be surveyed with special emphasis on North America. Not open to students with credit in World Geography Survey GEOG 1101, or SOSC 1101. (2-0-2)

SOSC 1101. The World and Its Peoples. A survey of world human cultures. Emphasis will be on geography, history, economic systems, sociological foundations, governmental systems, and religion. An attempt will be made to integrate the various social sciences using a world regional approach. Not open to students with prior credit in GEOG 1101. (3-0-3)

SOSC 4900. Special Topics in Social Science. A course on selected issues, problems, and literature in social science. (3-0-3)

SOSC 4920. Social Science Internship. Internships with government agencies are available for qualified students. See the Coordinator of Intern Programs for information. Concurrent enrollment in INTN4920 is required. (0-7-3)

SPANISH

SPAN 1001. Elementary Spanish I. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Not open to students with two or more years of high school Spanish. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Not open to native speakers. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 1002. Elementary Spanish II. Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or two units in Spanish. Not open to native speakers. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish I. Initial exposure to short literary works by authors from Spain and Latin America complemented by biographical and cultural notes. Conversational format with weekly written assignments. Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or two entrance units in Spanish. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 2002. Intermediate Spanish II. Continues building verbal and grammatical skills and expands exposure to touchstones of Hispanic literature from both continents. Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or three units of high school Spanish or acceptable scores on the placement test. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 3110. Spanish Culture and Civilization to 1700. Survey of the civilization and culture of Spain from prehistoric times to 1700 A.D. Reading skills in Spanish will be reinforced by discussions, lab work and written examinations in the target language. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. (3-0-3)

SPAN 3120. Spanish Culture and Civilization After 1700. Survey of the civilization and culture of Spain from 1700 to the present. Reading skills in Spanish will be reinforced by discussions, lab work and written examinations in the target language. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. (3-0-3)

SPAN 3130. Latin American Culture and Civilization. Culture and civilization of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Lectures, readings and assignments in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4010. Spanish Conversation. Focuses on contemporary events and popular Hispanic culture and refinement of verbal skills first acquired by students in the introductory sequence of the target language. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4020. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Inductive study of Spanish grammar. Excerpts from literary masters illustrate principles of grammar that students analyze, personalize and practice. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4050. Nineteenth Century Drama. Study of the outstanding Spanish dramatists of the nineteenth century. Emphasis on Romanticism, its origins and aftermath. Representative plays analyzed using various critical approaches. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4210. Golden Age. Study of works by Calderón, Lope de Vega and other masters of the period. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4220. Contemporary Latin American Novel. Representative novels of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries read and discussed. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4230. Modernism. In-depth study of this nineteenth century movement with emphasis on poetry and the short story. Authors of Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4240. Spanish Poetry from the Golden Age. A study of trends in poetry since 1700. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4250. Cervantes. A study of the Quijote and other works by Cervantes. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4260. The Spanish Novel of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. A study of selected novels to show literary, social, and political trends in Spain. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4270. Contemporary Spanish Literature. Emphasis on the short story and drama. Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Spanish or the equivalent. Laboratory work required. (3-0-3)

SPAN 4950, 4960, 4970. Study Abroad. The study of Spanish language and culture in a native environment. Designed specifically for those students in the University System of Georgia Study Abroad Program. Up to 9 hours of credit may be given upon successful completion of the program. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of SPAN 2002.

THEATRE

THEA 1100. Theatre Appreciation. Surveys the contributions of performers, designers, and playwrights to a theatre production. The audience as co-author of the theatre event is also examined. The customary sequence involved in producing a play will be discussed. Information will also be presented about audiences, theatres, performers, and the conventions of the theatre of several eras. (3-0-3)

THEA 1110.  Performance Skills for Business and Professions.  A training and development workshop focused on the cultivation of individual performance skills vital to success in business and professions, which are especially relevant in the age of modern media.  (3-0-3)

THEA 1111. Performance and Production Practicum. Introductory level study of the process and craft of producing theatre through application and prctice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

THEA 2040. Acting I—Basic Technique. An introduction to the principles of acting, including preparation of the actor’s instrument, physical and vocal technique, emotional life, anlaysis and creation of character. (3-0-3)

THEA 2111. Performance and Production Practicum. Intermediate level study of the process and craft of producing theatre through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. May be repeated twice. (0-2-1)

THEA 2220.  Voice and Articulation.  Study in the physiological and acoustical aspects of vocal delivery and participation in a regimen of exercises to develop articulation and vocal expression.  (3-0-3)

THEA 2540.  Introduction to Performance.  An introduction to the field of performance studies and the performance of non-dramatic texts.  The construction of solo performance pieces from dialogues, narrative, ehtnography and literature is the primary focus of the course.  (3-0-3)

THEA 3040.  Acting II- Scence Study.  An acting studio focused on the application of technique and methodology to the given circumstances of a performance text.

THEA 3111. Performance and Production Practicum. Advanced level study of the process and craft of producing theatre through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. May be repeated. (0-2-1)

THEA 4040.  Acting III - Advanced Technique.  Intensive process and performance studio training in contemporary acting methodologies.  (3-0-3)

THEA 4080.  Acting IV - Period Styles.  This course serves to introduce students to the basic techniques and methodologies performing period plays.  Particular emphasis is given to approaches to Shakespeare and developing an overall approach to style work.  (3-0-3)

THEA 4111. Performance and Production Capstone. A capstone course designed to build on the student’s cumulative experiential work in the process and craft of producing theatre through application and practice. Selection by audition or approval of instructor. (0-4-3)

THEA 4545.  Performance Studies.  Advanced studies in the performance of non-dramatic text with emphasis on the development of original performance programs.  (3-0-3)

THEA 4770.  Special Topics in Theatre.  Advanced opportunties for the study of topics to meet special needs and interests of students, presented in conjunction with special programming of the department, or drawing on areas of faculty expertise not covered by the standing offerings.  May be repeated once.  (3-0-3)

ORIENTATION 

UNIV 1000. Orientation. The general purpose of UNIV 1000 is to make new students at GSW more effective consumers of their education by enhancing their survival in college during the first semester of their enrollment. The intention of this course is to prepare students to deal successfully and responsibly with their academic obligations and the resources offered by GSW. This course is required of all first-time entering students, with the exception of part-time students and transfer students who have earned more than nine semester hours of credit. (1-0-1)

UNIV 2500. Introduction to Contemporary International Cultures. This course introduces the student to the contemporary culture of a selected country. Topics may include literature, language, music, philosophy, religion, science, education, art, politics, history, healthcare, and/or business. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0-3)

UNIV 3500. Intermediate Contemporary International Cultures. This course studies the contemporary culture of a selected country. Topics may include literature, language, music, philosophy, religion, science, education, art, politics, history, healthcare, and/or business. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (3-0-3)

UNIV 4000. Advanced Contemporary International Cultures. This course studies in depth the contemporary culture of a selected country, and the student gains first hand knowledge through a service project with the people of the country. Areas of contemporary culture to be explored may include literature, language, music, philosophy, religion, science, education, art, politics, history, healthcare, and/or business. Learning activities include immersion into the selected culture, lecture, small group discussion, pertinent readings, and participation in the required service project. Offered in the Spring Semester, enrollment is limited, admission to the course is by application through the Dean of Arts & Sciences. (3-0-3)

UNIV 4010. Contemporary American Cultures. This course studies in depth the contemporary culture of a selected area of the United States other than southwest Georgia, and the student gains first hand knowledge through a service project with the people of the area. Areas of contemporary culture to be explored may include literature, language, music, religion, education, art, politics, history, healthcare, physical geography, and/or business. Learning activities include immersion into the selected culture, lecture, small group discussion, pertinent readings, and participation in the required service project. Offered in the Spring Semester, enrollment is limited, admission to the course is by application through the Dean of Arts & Sciences. (3-0-3)

WOMEN’S STUDIES

WMST 2001. Introduction to Women’s Studies. This course explores interdisciplinary issues pertinent to Women’s Studies and therefore examines women’s roles, achievements, and experiences, both historically and across cultures; and also critiques the socio-political and historical creation of gender constructs. (3-0-3)